Thank you to high school student Julie Innabi for this post. Julie interviewed Professor Zook as an assignment in her Physics class.
Alma Zook is a professor at Pomona College in the subjects of Astronomy and Physics. She got interested in Astronomy when she was a little girl. As a young girl, Alma Zook read many books about Astronomy and was amazed with space. Alma Zook has seen seven to eight solar eclipses in her life so far and is looking forward to the next one in 2017. She taught in a few schools then just Pomona College. Alma Zook took some time to lecture to me about escape velocity. Alma Zook has a love in what she does and encourages other to see the solar eclipse in 2017.