Title: Adjunct Professor of Astronomy
Degree: Oklahoma Christian University - B.S.; Oklahoma State University - M.S.
Mr. Compton teaches OC’s nighttime section of Astronomy and enjoys getting students to look in the eyepiece. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a degree in electrical engineering and works as a telecom engineer for the Air Force at Tinker AFB. He was fascinated by astronomy after receiving a telescope as a wedding present from his wife JJ Compton, who is the Technical Services Librarian at the OC Beam Library.
Like many amateur astronomers, he learned about the subject by trial and error with the telescope by attempting to take quality astrophotos. Mr. Compton’s goal is to encourage students to a sense of wonder and awe at God’s creation, and to let them know it is perfectly okay to believe in both God and science.