GouldSPOTLIGHT: Nancy Eaton
Name: Nancy Eaton
College/Grad School: UMass (undergrad) and Wesleyan University (grad)
What are your roles at Gould? Teaching Astronomy, upper-level and AP Physics, and a little bit of Chemistry. Running the McLaughlin Science Center in the evenings. Managing outdoor gear and leading Junior Point trips.
Recent Achievement: This summer I finished hiking the Colorado Trail and then got to watch the total solar eclipse in Wyoming.
Last book I read: Artemis by Andy Weir. Good, but not as good as his first book, The Martian.
My soundtrack is: Pretty diverse.
Movie I would recommend: Arrival. It’s a beautiful piece of science fiction.
Favorite food: Sweet potatoes, bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter. Not necessarily all at once.
Best advice I ever received: It’s better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.
Why Gould? It’s surrounded by mountains, lakes, and trails.
What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? My friend took me up in his powered parachute – basically a flying go-kart. I’m afraid of heights so it was pretty exciting.
What are your interests/hobbies? Thinking about the Universe and playing around in the outdoors. I’m probably going to start chasing eclipses.
What is your spirit animal? It’s cultural appropriation for a non-indigenous person to claim a spirit animal. I feel a kinship with fruit bats though.