Hubble picture of a spiral galaxy, with a bright bulge in the center and beautiful spiral arms.

Hello! I’m

Dr. Luke Leisman

Astronomer, author, teacher, friend. Looking to work with you to make the world a better place.

Innovative Education

Learn from Luke

Let’s learn together! Learn to unveil the hidden secrets of the universe with Dr. Leisman, a Cornell PhD astrophysicist with over 17 years experience in education.

Talks / Presentations

Luke is available for talks on astronomy, science and faith, and jobs and employment in STEM! Or book a star tour!

Workshops / Classes

Be an astronomer for a day! Work with real astronomical data and learn to find hidden treasures of the cosmos!

Private Tutoring

Luke offers premium private tutoring in writing, math, physics, and astronomy, both in person and online.

My Background

Credentials & Testimonials

Dr. Leisman has significant experience coordinating complex projects and assisting others in solving problems. A skilled teacher and researcher, with broad basic mathematical and scientific knowledge he’s a diplomatic team player who wants to see you and others succeed.


Educator, Director, Entrepreneur

  • Associate Director, INMAS
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Valparaiso University
  • PhD, M.S. Astronomy, Cornell University
  • B.S. Physics, Calvin University
    • with minors in english, math, and astronomy


Always Learning!

  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Teaching
  • Technical writing
  • Popular writing
  • Data Science
  • Coding
  • Resume Coaching
  • Internship placement


of Dr. Leisman

Best Professor I have had, and probably ever will.


– astronomy student in Dr. Leisman’s class

Luke Leisman is a god among men…


Ideas make the world go round!

Ongoing Projects

The world is a fascinating place, with so much to learn, and so much potential! Join me in making it a better place.

Non-profit work

Volunteer and other initiatives

House of Hope Foundation


Companies I run or work with

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Stay Updated

Latest News

New class offerings, published work, talks, stories, and whatever I feel like posting!

Let’s connect!

Professor Leisman is passionate about making the world a better place. Please reach out and connect!