Richard A. Christie
Chair & College Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Campuses: Kelowna , Vernon
Offices: C-173 in Kelowna (M,W,F)
or C-331 in Vernon (T,R)
Phones: 250-762-5445 ext 4484 (Kelowna M,W,F)
or Local 2228 (Vernon T,R)

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Education: B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Phys. (UBC)

Teaching: I teach introductory Astronomy and Physics at both the Kelowna and Vernon campuses.

Research: My current interests are radio astronomy (DRAO), supernova remnants (SNRs), and stellar evolution.
I also research astronomy and physics pedagogy at the post-secondary level

Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1Y 4X8
Switchboard: 250-762-5445


Fall Term:

  • ASTR 111 Astronomy I with lab component (Kelowna and Vernon).
  • ASTR 112 - Astronomy I without lab component (Kelowna and Vernon).

    Winter Term:

  • ASTR 121 - Astronomy II with lab component (Kelowna and Vernon).
  • ASTR 122 - Astronomy II without lab component (Kelowna and Vernon).

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  • Associations

  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
  • Canadian Astronomical Society Canadienne Astronomique (CASCA)
  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)


  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)


  • Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)


  • Mathematics Association of America (MAA)
  • National Council of Mathematics Teachers (NCTM)

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  • Astronomy_Links

  • A wonderfully informative tour of the Solar Sytem with lots of Pictures (NINEPLANETS)
  • Images of all the Messier Objects
  • Hubble Space Telescope Picture Galleries
  • Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)
  • NASA
  • NASA NSSDC Photo Gallery

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