Andrew Young | Casper College, Wyoming

Andrew Young

Physics Instructor
PS 206

Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

Contact me

Main Phone: 
ayoung [at]

My education

Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Minnesota

M.S., Astrophysics, University of Minnesota

B.A., Astronomy and Physics, Boston University 

My bio

Dr. Andrew Young was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the neighboring suburb of Brookline (home of JFK and Conan O'Brien). After graduating high school, he attended Boston University where earned a Bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy, and a minor in mathematics and archaeology. He spent some time working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory after college. Dr. Young transitioned to graduate school shortly after, where he earned a Master's and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota. After working out east for a few years, Dr. Young arrived at Casper College in 2005.

Dr. Young's past research interest includes blazars, space weather, aurora borealis, astrophysical search engines, and AGNs. His current primary teaching duties consist of teaching live and on-line astronomy and physics courses at Casper College. He serves as a board member for the Wyoming NASA Space Grant and Tate Geological Museum. Dr. Young is also the Wyoming RadNet systems operator for the Environmental Protection Agency.