Steven Gullberg holds a PhD in Astronomy and specializes in archaeoastronomy. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma and serves as the College of Professional and Continuing Study’s Lead Faculty for the School of Integrative and Cultural Studies, as well as serving in his position as Director for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture.
His fieldwork has involved the astronomy of the Incas in the Andes Mountains of Peru where he led several research expeditions. He performed research at various ancient Inca huacas (shrines) high in the cloud forests (mountain jungles), typically 8,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level. He measured the astronomical alignments of light and shadow effects upon Inca huacas at times of solstices, as well as on the dates of equinoxes and the zenith and anti-zenith Sun. His additional research interests include such as those centered upon Babylonian astronomy and the Babylonian Astronomical Diaries.
Professor Gullberg presents at international conferences and publishes regularly. He serves as chair of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture. In addition to the IAU, he also is a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (ISAAC), the Société Européenne Pour L’Astronomie Dans La Culture (SEAC), the Sociedad Interamericana de Astronomía en la Cultura (SIAC), the Society for Cultural Astronomy in the American Southwest (SCAAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), the Commission for the History of Ancient and Medieval Astronomy (CHAMA), the History of Science Society (HSS), the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA).
Andrew Munro serves as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies. He specializes in archaeoastronomy and thus performs interdisciplinary research integrating astronomy, archaeology, and the history of religion. Dr. Munro has conducted fieldwork as a principal investigator under National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management permits at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and outlying Chacoan Great Houses since 2007.
This research uses naked-eye astronomy information to enhance our understanding of prehistoric human cultures. His findings provide support for the ideas that groups of people with varied cultural traditions collaborated at Chaco Canyon, and the cultural intent of new Chacoan monumental architecture shifted dramatically during the period from 1100 to 1140 CE. Dr. Munro holds an M.Sc. in Astronomy and a PhD in Astronomy. He is presently an Associate Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Société Européenne Pour L’Astronomie Dans La Culture (SEAC), the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).