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Joseph A'Hearn

Joseph A'Hearn

about the teacher

Joseph A'Hearn lives in Moscow, Idaho. He is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the University of Idaho. He has been teaching high school Physics for Memoria Press Online Academy since the Fall of 2018 and is excited to start teaching high school Astronomy for Kepler Education.

Joseph was raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He attended high school at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, a vocational center for boys considering the Catholic priesthood in the Legionaries of Christ. He continued on in the Legionaries of Christ and was sent to Monterrey, Mexico, for his two-year Novitiate. After professing temporal vows in 2007, he completed an A.A. in Humanities at the Legion of Christ College of Humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut. He then spent two years in Rome, Italy, and completed a B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. Taking a break from studies, he did a year of youth work in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. In 2012 he returned to the Legion of Christ College of Humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut, this time as a teacher. After teaching a weeklong summer Astronomy course, during his year there he …

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Dynamics of Multiple Bodies in a Corotation Resonance:
Conserved Quantities and Relevance to Ring Arcs
J.A. A’Hearn, M.M. Hedman, M. El Moutamid, The Astrophysical Journal 882:66 (2019)
Award: Outstanding Research Poster
Are Moonlets Hidden Among the Clumps in Saturn’s Innermost Ring?
Graduate Division at the University of Idaho College of Science Research Expo 2019, Moscow, ID
Award: American Astronomical Society Hartmann Travel Grant
partial scholarship to attend the 2019 EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland


University of Idaho - 2021
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2016
Physics and Philosophy
Pontificial Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum - 2011
Legion of Christ College of Humanities - 2009