Astronomy Education, Stellar Astronomy, High Energy Astrophysics, X-ray Astronomy
Dr. Fleming's areas of research include X-ray emission from stars, the nearby stars, very low-mass stars, and white dwarfs. Since 1999, he has been resposible for public outreach and coordination of the astronomy general education program at Steward Observatory. In particular, he serves as organizer and host of the Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture Series, the observatory's major vehicle for disseminating information on astronomy and space science to the general public since 1922.
Dr. Fleming wrote an extensive 28-chapter set of PowerPoint lecture slides to accompany the textbook, "The Cosmic Perspective," which has been published by Addison-Wesley, Inc. Recently, he has appeared in the "Naked Science" TV series episode "The Birth of the Earth" on the National Geographic Channel and in the PBS documentary "Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk."