Dr. Danny Faulkner holds an MS in physics from Clemson University, an MA and a PhD in astronomy from Indiana University, and he taught at the University of South Carolina—Lancaster for over 26 years. He has published over 100 papers in various journals.

Danny works as a researcher, author, and speaker for Answers in Genesis. He also hosts Ark Encounter trips down to Red River Gorge (in eastern Kentucky), and Stargazer’s Nights (at the Johnson Observatory); he also hosts Astronomy Live programs, and “The Skies Proclaim His Handiwork” workshops at the Creation Museum.

Red River Gorge

Dr. Faulkner at Red River Gorge

Personal Testimony

I was born again at age six as the result of a vacation Bible school. However, I managed to drift away from the faith for much of the next nine years. My father was the pastor of a small church in the town I grew up in, and most people knew that. Consequently, I was shielded from many of the temptations that others likely experienced. When I began my sophomore year of high school, I met some other students who were living a much more vibrant Christian life in the public school. That hurt, because some of them had been Christians for only a short while. As a result, I rededicated my life to Christ.

I had always loved astronomy.

I had never given much thought about what I would do with my life, though I had always loved astronomy. Almost immediately after my rededication, I came to realize three things: that one could make a living doing astronomy, that I had the ability to do just that, and that I believed God had called me to do this. Around this time, I read The Bible and Modern Science, by Henry M. Morris. This was the first book of his that I’d read, and I’d eventually read many more. A year or two earlier, I had read two books that taught day-age and probably even theistic evolution. I realized that these books espoused a chronology that was a bit different from what I had understood the Bible to show, but I respected these men and thought that they were probably right. However, I quickly saw that what Henry Morris wrote made much more sense biblically, so I immediately became a young-earth creationist.

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I am thankful for my college days at Bob Jones University. The science faculty there was firmly committed to biblical creation, and the education that I got there greatly prepared me for my life’s work. From there I did graduate work at Clemson and then Indiana University. As I was completing my PhD, I took a teaching job at the University of South Carolina—Lancaster (USCL), where I taught astronomy and physics. USCL was always very good to me, and I thrived there. Though not all my fellow faculty members or staff agreed with me on creation, they respected me for the job that I did in the classroom and in service to the university and community. I could not have worked for a finer group of people. The administration was always supportive as well. If I did not have the strong desire to work for Answers in Genesis, I easily could have spent the rest of my life there.

I enjoy working at Answers in Genesis. Since I’ve been here, I’ve had the time to research many topics that I couldn’t before. And the people here are wonderful too. I feel blessed in being able to use my abilities in a full-time capacity at a Christian ministry.

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    Dr. Faulkner at the Grand Canyon

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    Dr. Faulkner and his son

Danny enjoys running, hiking, spelunking, coin collecting, and Clemson football.

Danny and Lynette have been married since 1976. Lynette also serves as a volunteer for Answers in Genesis at the Creation Museum.

They have one grown son. Danny enjoys running, hiking, spelunking, coin collecting, and Clemson football. Danny’s favorite soda is Cheerwine, a cherry-flavored soft drink from North Carolina. Danny travels a lot and his faithful bear, Teddy, often accompanies him (and sometimes gets into mischief).

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Education

  • PhD, Astronomy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1989
  • MA, Astronomy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1983
  • MS, Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, 1979
  • BS, Math, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, 1976

Professional Experience

  • Researcher, Author, Speaker, Answers in Genesis, Petersburg, Kentucky, USA, 2013–Present
  • Professor of Astronomy/Physics, University of South Carolina—Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
  • Chair, Division of Math, Science, Nursing & Public Health, University of South Carolina—Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA, 2009–2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Astronomical Society
  • Creation Research Society (member of the board of directors)
  • Sigma Xi

Publications

Books

Faulkner, D. R. Universe by Design. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004.

Faulkner, D. R. The New Astronomy Book. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2014.

Faulkner, D. R. The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Teaches About Astronomy. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2016.

Faulkner, D. R. The Expanse of Heaven: Where Creation and Astronomy Intersect. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2017.

Faulkner, D. R. Falling Flat: Refuting Flat Earth Claims. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2019.

Faulkner, D. R. The Heavens: A Different View. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2021.

Faulkner, D. R. A Pocket Guide to UFOs and ETs: A Biblical and Cultural Exploration of Aliens. Second Edition. Hebron, KY: Answers in Genesis, 2021.

Faulkner, D. R. A Pocket Guide to Astronomy: What is the Biblical Perspective? Second Edition. Hebron, KY: Answers in Genesis, 2021.

Ross, Marcus, J. Whitmore, S. Gollmer, and D. Faulkner. The Heavens and the Earth: Excursions in Earth and Space Science. Dubuque, IO: Kendall Hunt, 2015.

Selected List of Book Chapters

Faulkner, D. R., and B. Hodge. “What About Distant Starlight Models?” In The New Answers Book 3, edited by K. Ham, 255–263. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2013.

Faulkner, D. R. “What About the Origin of the Solar System and the Planets?” In The New Answers Book 3, edited by K. Ham, 367–373. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2013.

Faulkner, D. R. “What About Cosmology?” In The New Answers Book 3, edited by K. Ham, 205–210. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2010. Also available at https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/cosmology/what-about-cosmology/.

Faulkner, D. R. “Do Creationists Believe in ‘Weird Physics’ Like Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and String Theory?” In The New Answers Book 2, edited by K. Ham, 325–340. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008. Also available at https://answersingenesis.org/physics/do-creationists-believe-in-weird-physics/.

Faulkner, D. R. “Fingerprints of the Divine around Us.” In The Big Argument, edited by M. J. Westacott and J. F. Ashton, 18–33. Sydney, Australia: Strand, 2005.

Faulkner, D. R. Chapter in The God Factor, edited by J. F. Ashton, 137–140. Sydney, Australia: Thorsons, 2001.

Samec, R. G., M. L. Stoddard, W. Van Hamme, N. M. Gothard, Faulkner, D. R. and R. L. Walker. “Science with small observatory instruments.” In Astronomy for developing countries, edited by Alan H. Batten, 315. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2001. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001IAUGA..24..315S/abstract.

Selected List of Video Recordings

Faulkner, D. R. Things that Go Bump in the Night, Hebron, KY: Answers in Genesis, 2013.

Faulkner, D. R. Creation & Cosmology, Hebron, KY: Answers in Genesis, 2007.

Selected List of Articles

Samec, R. G., P. M. Smith, H. Chamberlain, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “BVRcIc Observations and Analyses of the Dwarf Detached Binary V1043 Cassiopeia and a Comment on Precontact W UMa's.” The Astronomical Journal 145, no. 14 (2013): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/14.

Samec, R. G., J. D. Kring, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “BVRI Photometric Analysis and 73 Year Period Study of the Totally Eclipsing Binary, DK Andromedae.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 125, no. 932 (2013): 1200–1211. https://doi.org/10.1086/673474.

Samec, R. G., D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme, and J. D. Kring. “Photometric Observations of the Totally Eclipsing, Solar Type Eclipsing Binary, DK Andromedae.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 222, (2013): 115.05. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22211505S/abstract.

Hill, R., T. Shebs, R. G. Samec, J. Kring, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “Photometric Study of the Solar Type Pre-Contact Binary, V2421 Cygni.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 222, (June 2013): 115.06. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22211506H.

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, D. Flaaten, T. Rehn, B. Oliver, and W. Van Hamme. “Analysis of UBVRI Photometry of the Totally Eclipsing, Very Short Period, W UMa Binary, GSC 2765-0348.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 221, (January 2013): 142.14 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22114214F.

Faulkner, D. R., and R. Hill. “Creation and the Fate of the Universe.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 50, no. 1 (2013): 32–35.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Curse.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 399–407. https://answersingenesis.org/physics/the-second-law-of-thermodynamics-and-the-curse/.

Faulkner, D. R. “Bibliography of Creationist Astronomy.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 193–194. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/bibliography-of-creationist-astronomy/.

Faulkner, D. R. “Astronomical Distance Determination Methods and the Light Travel Time Problem.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 211–229. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/starlight/astronomical-distance-determination-methods-and-the-light-travel-time-problem/.

Faulkner, D. R. “An Evaluation of Plasma Astronomy.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 303–320. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/cosmology/an-evaluation-of-plasma-astronomy/.

Faulkner, D. R. “An Analysis of the Dodwell Hypothesis.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013):] 179–191. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/earth/an-analysis-of-the-dodwell-hypothesis/.

Faulkner, D. R. “An Analysis of Astronomical Aspects of the Hydroplate Theory.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 49, no. 3 (2013): 197–210.

Faulkner, D. R. “A Proposal for a New Solution to the Light Travel Time Problem.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 279–284. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/starlight/a-proposal-for-a-new-solution-to-the-light-travel-time-problem/.

Faulkner, D. R. “A Further Examination of the Gospel in the Stars.” Answers Research Journal 6 (2013): 35–62. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/a-further-examination-of-the-gospel-in-the-stars/.

Samec, R. G., P. M. Smith, R. Robb, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Observations, Analysis, and Spectroscopic Classification of HO Piscium: A Bright Shallow-Contact Binary with G- and M-Type Components.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 124, no. 917 (2012): 693–699. https://doi.org/10.1086/666748.

Samec, R. G., P. M. Smith, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Observation and Analysis of the Dwarf Solar type Classic Algol Binary V1043 Cassiopeia.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 220, (May 2012): 329.01 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AAS...22032901S.

Samec, R. G., J. G. Dignan, P. M. Smith, T. Rehn, B. M. Oliver, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “UBVRCIC Photometric Study of the Near Contact Eclipsing Binary Mis V1287.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 6035 (2012): 1–9.

Samec, R. G., H. A. Chamberlain, E. R. Figg, C. M. Labadorf, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme. “A photometric Study of the Dwarf Algol Binary V1001 Cassiopeiae.” The Observatory 132, no. 1 (February 2012): 7–15. https://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2012Obs...132....7S.

Samec, R. G., E. R. Figg, C. M. Labadorf, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “TYC 1404-1687-1: An Extreme-Mass-Ratio Binary?” The Observatory 132, no. 2 (2012): 98–106. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?2012Obs...132...98S.

Samec, R. G., D. Flaaten, A. Jaso, B. Oliver, T. Rehn, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “UBVRI Photometric Study of the Totally Eclipsing Very Short Period W Ursae Majoris Binary GSC 2765-0348.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 124 (2012): 1025–1034. https://doi.org/10.1086/668126.

Samec, R. G., A. Jaso, J. White, D. R. Faulkner, N. Blum, and W. Van Hamme. “UBVRI Photometric Analysis of the Solar-Type Eclipsing Binary TYC 3034-299-1.” ISRA Astronomy and Astrophysics 2012 (2012): 1–11. https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/972572.

Faulkner, D. R., N. Blum, R. G. Samec, A. Jaso, P. M. Smith, J. White, and W. Van Hamme. “UBVRI Observations and Analysis Of The Solar Type, Total Eclipsing Binary, TYC 3034-299-1.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 219 (January 2012): 153.27 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AAS...21915327F.

Samec, R. G., E. R. Figg, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “AC Piscium, a Short-Period Cool Dwarf Algol Binary.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 123, no. 908 (2011): 1169–1176. https://doi.org/10.1086/662641.

Samec, R. G., C. M. Labadorf, N. C. Hawkins, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “UBVRc Ic Analysis of the Recently Discovered Totally Eclipsing Extreme Mass Ratio Binary V1853 Orionis, and a Statistical Look at 25 Other Extreme Mass Ratio Solar-type Contact Binaries.” The Astronomical Journal 142 (2011): 117–129. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/142/4/117.

Samec, R. G., B. Oliver, E. R. Figg, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Analysis and Evidence for a Third, Dwarf Component in the FY Boo System.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5963, no. 1 (2011). https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011IBVS.5963....1S/abstract.

Heather, C., R. G. Samec, D. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “CCD Photometric Study of a Rare Algol Dwarf Binary System, V1001 Cassiopeiae.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 43 (January 2011). http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AAS...21714406C.

Faulkner, D. R., R. Samec, E. Figg, B. Oliver, and W. Van Hamme. “CCD Photometry of The Extreme Mass Ratio Binary, TYC 1404-1687-1.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 43 (January 2011). http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AAS...21714414F.

Samec, R. G., R. A. Melton, E. R. Figg, C. M. Labadorf, K. P. Martin, H. A. Chamberlain, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Study of the Near Critical Contact System, GSC 3355 0394.” The Astronomical Journal 140, no. 5 (2010): 1150–1157. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/140/5/1150.

Samec, R. G., R. A. Melton, E. R. Figg, C. M. Labadorf, H. A. Chamberlain, and D. R. Faulkner. “The Very-Low-Fill-Out, W-type Binary V1799 Orionis.” The Observatory 130 (2010): 364–371. https://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2010Obs...130..364S.

Samec, R. G., R. A. Melton, E. R. Figg, C. M. Labadorf, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme, and B. L. Oliver. “Photometric Investigation of the Critical Contact Systems, GSC 3355 0394 and NSV 1719.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 42 (January 2010): 280. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21541927S.

Samec, R. G., B. Oliver, A. Jaso, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Analysis of the Very Short Period Solar Type Binary, FY Bootis.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 41 (May 2010): 842. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21642901S.

Figg, E., R. Samec, B. Oliver, D. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “The Low Amplitude Binary, GSC 1404 1687: Does It Have a Third Light?” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 41 (May 2010): 843. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21642904F.

Faulkner, D. “What is Olbers’ Paradox?” Creation Matters 15, no. 1 (2010): 10.

Samec, R. G., E. R. Figg, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme, and R. Robb. “Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of the W-type, W UMa Binary, TYC 2853-18-1.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5901, no. 1 (2009): 1–4.

Samec, R. G., E. R. Figg, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Study of The Solar Type, Total Eclipsing Binary, TYC 2853-18-1.” American Astronomical Society Meeting 213 (2009): 602.01.

Labadorf, C., R. G. Samec, E. R. Figg, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Analysis of a Rare, EB Extreme Mass Ratio Binary, V409 Hydrae.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 41 (January 2009): 212, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AAS...21341005L.

Faulkner, D. “The Big Bang, Multiverse, and Other Tales about Outer Space.” Acts and Facts 38, no. 2 (2009): 28–29. http://www.icr.org/article/big-bang-multiverse-other-tales-about-outer-space/.

Faulkner, D. “Planet Pluto 1930–2006.” Creation Matters 14, no. 1 (2009): 1–2.

Faulkner, D. “Can Life Exist on Other Planets?” Acts and Facts 38, no. 10 (2009): 18–19. http://www.icr.org/article/4952/.

Samec, R. G., R. McKenzie, N. C. Hawkins, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “The Cool Interacting Eclipsing Binary, HH95–79.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5849 (2008).

Samec, R. G., J. Branning, S. M. Jones, D. R. Faulkner, and N. C. Hawkins. “V965 Cygni, An A and F type Very High Fill-out Binary with Strong Magnetic Activity.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5845 (2008).

Samec, R. G., G. A. Behn, C. M. Labadorf, N. C. Hawkins, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Analysis of 2007 UBVRcIc Observations of the Totally Eclipsing, Extreme Mass Ratio Binary, GSC 1283 0053.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 40 (May 2008): 208. http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2008AAS...212.1404S.

Samec, R. G., C. M. Labadorf, R. McKenzie, W. Van Hamme, and D. Faulkner. “Photometric Study of a Solar-Type Contact Binary–Does GSC 2766 0775 Have a Hemisphere-Sized Super-Luminous Region?” Observatory 128 (December 2008): 463–473. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?2008Obs...128..463S.

Samec, R. G., C. M. Labadorf, G. A. Behn, H. A. Chamberlain, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Analysis And 60 Year Period Study of the Detached, But Near Contact System, VV Virginis.” Astronomical Journal 136, no. 4 (2008): 1667–1676. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/136/4/1667.

Faulkner, D. “What Went Wrong at NASA?” Answers 3, no. 1 (January–March 2008): 48–50, 59. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/alien-life/what-went-wrong-at-nasa/.

Faulkner, D. “Weird Physics.” Answers 3, no. 1 (January–March 2008):78–82. https://answersingenesis.org/physics/weird-physics/.

Faulkner, D. “Gospel Message–Written in the Stars?” Answers 3, no 1 (2008): 36–39. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/stars/the-gospel-message-written-in-the-stars/.

Samec, R. G., G. Behn, C. M. Labadorf, N. Hawkins, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “A Preliminary Study of the EB Solar-Type Interacting Eclipsing Binary, NSV 14514.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38 (May 2007): 97. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AAS...210.0301S.

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, C. M. Labadorf, G. A. Behn, H. A., Chamberlain, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Studies of a Detached, but Near Contact System, VV Vir and an Extreme Mass Ratio W UMa Binary, GSC 2537 0520.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 39, no. 4 (December 2007): 727. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AAS...211.0325F.

Faulkner, D. R. “What did Adrian van Maanen See? An Interesting Illustration of How Science Really Works.” Creation Matters 12, no. 1 (2007): 1–3.

Van Hamme, W., R. G. Samec, T. Scott, I. B. Rook, J. Branning, D. R. Faulkner, and N. C. Hawkins. “Photometric Studies of Interacting Binaries: V965 Cyg and VV CVn.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38 (June 2006): 118. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006AAS...208.4402V.

Samec, R. G., T. D. Scott, J. S. Branning, D. R. Faulkner, N. C. Hawkins, and W. Van Hamme. “GSC 1419 0091, an Extreme Mass Ratio Contact Binary.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5697, no. 1 (2006).

Samec, R. G., S. M. Jones, T. Scott, J. Branning, J. Miller, D. R. Faulkner, and N. C. Hawkins. “Preliminary Studies of Interacting Binaries from NURO Observations: V963 Cygni and GSC 1419 0091.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 37 (2005): 1174. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AAS...207.1307S.

Samec, R. G., R. McKenzie, D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme, and N. Hawkins. “Magnetic Activity in The Atmospheres Of F-Type Binaries.” Convection in Astrophysics IAU Symposium 239 (2006): 505–506. https://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2007IAUS..239..505S.

Samec, R. G., J. Branning, S. M. Jones, D. R. Faulkner, N. C. Hawkins, and W. Van Hamme. “V963 Cygni is an active detached binary with a 33.5 hour period.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5786 (2006).

Samec, R. G., I. B. Rook, D. R. Faulkner, N. C. Hawkins, and W. Van Hamme. “Photometric Observations and Analysis of the Near-contact Binary XZ Canis Minoris.” The Observatory 126 (2006): 255–265. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2006Obs...126..255S.

Samec, R. G., H. A. Chamberlain, C. M. Labadorf, R. McKenzie, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “Photometric Studies of Two Active Contact Binaries: GSC 2766-0775 and GSC 0619-0232.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38 (December 2006): 1104. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006AAS...20915109S.

Samec, R. G., D. R. Faulkner, W. Van Hamme. “Probing Magnetic Cycles with Photometry of Eclipsing Binaries: XZ Canis Minoris.” Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles, 26th meeting of the IAU (2006). https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006IAUJD...8E..33S/abstract.

Samec, R. G., N. C. Hawkins, J. Miller, S. Jones, A. Neptune, B. Schnur, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “BVRI CCD Observations of the F-Type near Contact System ST Trianguli.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5609 (2005).

Rook, I. B., R. G. Samec, D. R. Faulkner, N. C. Hawkins, and W. Van Hamme. “New Observations of the Near Contact Binary XZ Canis Minoris.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 37 (December 2005): 1174. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AAS...207.1308R.

Mc Kenzie, R. T., R. G. Samec, N. C. Hawkins, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “A Preliminary Study of the Cool Dwarf Interacting Eclipsing Binary, HH95-79.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 37 (May 2005): 495. http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2005AAS...206.4008M.

Hawkins, N. C., R. G. Samec, W. Van Hamme, and D.R Faulkner. “UBVRI Analysis of the Eclipsing Binary V1128 Tauri.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5612 (2005).

Samec, R. G., M. W. Martin, and D. R. Faulkner. “Analysis of the Extreme Mass Ratio, High Contact Eclipsing Binary, V802 Aquilae.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36 (May 2004): 741. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AAS...204.0507S/abstract.

Samec, R. G., M. Martin, and D. R. Faulkner. “V802 Aquilae: A Dwarf AW UMa-Type Binary System.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5527, no. 1 (2004). https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004IBVS.5527....1S/abstract.

Samec, R. G., D. R. Faulkner, and D. B. Williams. “The Physical Nature and Orbital Behavior of V523 Cassiopeiae.” Astronomical Journal 128, no. 6 (2004): 2997–3004. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/426357.

Samec, R. G., C. Duddles, M. Hussey, N. Hawkins, T. Loflin, J. Miller, and D. R. Faulkner. “UBVRI CCD Observations of HM Monocerotis and Sixty Two-Year Period Study.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5506, no. 1 (2004). https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004IBVS.5506....1S/abstract.

Hawkins, N. C., R. G. Samec, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “SARA Observations of Interacting Binaries: ST Trianguli, GSC 2336 281, GSC 1343 Analysis of the Eclipsing Binary V1128 Tauri.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36 (May 2004): 741. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AAS...204.0509H/abstract.

Hawkins, N. C., R. G. Samec, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “Analysis of the Eclipsing Binary V1128 Tauri.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36, no. 5 (2004): 1369. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AAS...205.1806H/abstract.

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, N. C. Hawkins, J. Miller, T. S. Loflin, S. Jones, A. Neptune, B. Schnur, and W. Van Hamme. “Preliminary Periodicity and Light Curve Analyses of Interacting Binaries: AR Bootis, GSC 2336 281, ST Trianguli, and GSC 1343 2414.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 36 (2004): 1368. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AAS...205.1804F/abstract.

Faulkner, D. R., and R. G. Samec. “Helioseismology: A Reply to Jonathan Henry.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 40, no. 4 (2004): 210–212.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Goldilocks Planet—The Earth Compared with Mars and Venus.” Origins 37/38 (2004): 20–23.

Faulkner, D. R. “Comets, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud.” Origins 37/38 (2004): 44.

Samec, R. G., N. C. Hawkins, and D. R. Faulkner. “Analysis of the Pre-Contact Eclipsing Binary, V343 Centauri.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35 (December 2003): 1221. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003AAS...203.1201H/abstract.

McKenzie, R., M. L. Stoddard, R. G. Samec, and D. R. Faulkner. “The First Precision CCD Observations of the Near Contact Binary, UY Muscae.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35 (May 2003): 709. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2003AAS...202.0808M/abstract.

McKenzie, R., R. G. Samec, and D. R. Faulkner. “CCD Observations of the Short Period near Contact System: UY Muscae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5405 (2003).

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, M. L. Stoddard, R. Mickenzie, D. Rebar, G. D. Lavoie, S. Moody, J. Miller, and W. Van Hamme. “Recent Observations of the Neglected Southern Eclipsing Binary Systems V343 Cen, UY Mus, HT Aps, and V1961 Sgr.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 34 (December 2002): 1096. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002AAS...201.0406F/abstract.

Van Hamme, W., R. G. Samec, N. W. Gothard, R. E. Wilson, D. R. Faulkner, R. M. Branley. “CN Andromedae: A Broken Contact Binary?” Astronomical Journal 122 (2001): 3436–3446.

Stoddard, M., R. G. Samec, D. R. Faulkner, and R. L. Walker. “1999 Observations of the Solar Type Eclipsing Binary, TY Ursae Majoris.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5169 (2001).

Samec, R. G., D. Banks, R. Hernandez, D. R. Faulkner, and D. B. Williams. “A 100 Year Period Study of V523 Cassiopeiae: A Triple Star System?” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 5175. (2001).

Samec, R. G., J. Tuttle, J. A. Brougher, J. E. Moore, and D. R. Faulkner. “The WUMa Variable, EF Boo and the Discovery of a Pulsating Variable, GSC 3479 230.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 32 (2000): 879.

Samec, R. G., M. L. Stoddard, and D. R. Faulkner. “Sixty-six Year Orbital Period Study and UBV Light Curve Modeling of the W UMa Binary, TY Ursae Majoris.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 32 (May 2000): 745. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000AAS...196.4601S/abstract.

Samec, R. G., J. P. Tuttle, J. A. Brougher, J. E. Moore, and D. R. Faulkner. “UBV Observations of the Tycho Variable, EF Bootis and the Discovery of a Pulsating Variable, GCS 3479 230.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 4811 (1999).

Samec, R. G., D. R. Faulkner, N. W. Gothard, B. C. Parker, T. W. Savage, and S. D. Anderson. “UBV Observations of the Mass Exchanging Solar-Type Binary, BE Cephei.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 4753 (1999).

Samec, R. G., D. W. Banks, R. B. Hernandez, L. A. Bright, D. R. Faulkner, and D. B. Williams. “A Centennial Period Study of V523 Cassiopeiae: Nearly 100 years of Eclipse Timings.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31, no. 3 (May 1999): 954–955. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999AAS...194.7506S/abstract.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Dubious Apologetics of Hugh Ross.” Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal 13, no. 2 (1999): 52–60. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/the-dubious-apologetics-of-hugh-ross/.

Faulkner, D. R. “Letter to the Editor.” Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal: 13, no. 1 (1999): 63–64.

Faulkner, D. R. “A Biblically Based Cratering Theory.” Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal 13, no. 1 (1999): 100–104.

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, and N. W. Gothard. “Light Curve Modeling of the Very Short Period Solar-type Binary, GSC03505-00677.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31 (December 1998): 1295. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998AAS...193.3414F/abstract.

Samec, R. G., H. Laird, M. Mutzke, and D. R. Faulkner. “UBV Observations of the Solar-Type near Contact Binary, CN Andromedae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 4616 (1998).

Samec, R. G., and D. R. Faulkner. “UBV Light Curves of the Very Short Period W Uma Binary, GSC 03505-00677.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 4611 (1998).

Samec, R. G., B. C. Parker, T. W. Savage, N. W. Gothard, S. D. Anderson, and D. R. Faulkner. “BE Cephei, A Mass Exchanging Solar-Type Near Contact Binary?” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31 (December 1998): 1402. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998AAS...19310205S/abstract.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Young Faint Sun Paradox and the Age of the Solar System.” Impact 300 (1998).

Faulkner, D. R. “The Current State of Creation Astronomy.” Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Creationism, 4 (1998): 201–216.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Angular Size of the Moon and Other Planetary Satellites: An Argument for Design.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 35, no. 1 (June 1998): 23–26.

Faulkner, D. R. “Is There a Gospel in the Stars?” Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal 12, no. 2 (1998): 169–172. http://creation.com/images/pdfs/tj/j12_2/j12_2_169-173.pdf.

Samec, R. G., H. Laird, M. Mutzke, and D. R. Faulkner. “1997 UBV Light Curves of the Short Period, F-type, Near Contact Binary, CN And.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 29, no. 1 (December 1997): 1280. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997AAS...191.4503S/abstract.

Faulkner, D. R. “Creation and the Flat Earth.” Creation Matters 2, no. 6 (1997): 1–3.

Faulkner, D. R. “Comets and the Age of the Solar System.” Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal 11, no. 3 (December 1997): 264–273. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/comets/comets-and-the-age-of-the-solar-system/.

Faulkner, D. R. “The Role of Stellar Population Types in the Discussion of Stellar Evolution.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 30, no. 1 (June 1993): 8–11.

Mullis, C. R., and D. R. Faulkner. “Epochs of Minimum Light for Eight Eclipsing Binary Systems.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 3593 (1991).

Faulkner, D. R. and D. B. DeYoung. “Toward a Creationist Astronomy.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 28, no. 3 (December 1991): 87–92.

Samec, R. G., R. E. Fuller, R. H. Kaitchuck, B. B. Bookmyer, and D.R Faulkner. “Synthetic Light Curve Analysis of the Close Binary Systems BX Andromedae and RR Leporis.” Space Science Reviews 50 (1989): 359–360. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1989SSRv...50..359S.

Samec, R. G., R. E. Fuller, B. B. Bookmyer, and D. R. Faulkner. “RR Leporis, an Algol-like System.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 101 (1989): 180–188. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1989PASP..101..180S.

Mullis, C. R., and D. R. Faulkner. “Epochs of Minimum Light for WY Cancri, AM Leonis, and RR Leporis.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 3354 (1989).

Kaitchuck, R. H., R. H. Honeycutt, and D. R. Faulkner. “Spectroscopic and photometric Observations of Transient Accretion Disks in U Cephei.” Astrophysical Journal 339 (1989): 420–433. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1989ApJ...339..420K.

Mullis, C. R., and D. R. Faulkner. A Period Change in WY Cancri. Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 3206 (1988).

Johnson, H. R., D. G. Luttermoser, and D. R. Faulkner. “The Violet and Ultraviolet Opacity Problem for Carbon Stars.” Astrophysical Journal 332 (1988): 421–431. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1988ApJ...332..421J .

Faulkner, D. R., R. K. Honeycutt, and H. R. Johnson. “On the Violet Flux of N-type Carbon Stars.” Astrophysical Journal 324 (1988): 490. https://doi.org/10.1086/165909.

Faulkner, D. R. “Epochs of Minimum Light for Twenty-seven Eclipsing Binaries.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 98 (1986): 690–695. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1986PASP...98..690F.

Faulkner, D. R. “An Attempted Confirmation of Archer Variables near the Coma Star Cluster.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2930 (1986).

Faulkner, D. R., R. K. Honeycutt, and H. R. Johnson. “The 11.5m Flux Excess and the Violet Flux Deficiency in Carbon Stars.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 18, no. 2 (1986): 669. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1986BAAS...18..669F.

Bookmyer, B. B., D. R. Faulkner, and R. G. Samec. “Photoelectric Light Curves of RR Leporis.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2873 (1986).

Faulkner, D. R. “BD 61277 Confirmed as an Eclipsing Binary Star.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2702 (1985).

Faulkner, D. R., H. R. Johnson, and R. K. Honeycutt. “Recent Observations of the Violet Opacity of N-Type Carbon Stars.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 17 (1985): 599. http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1985BAAS...17..599F/0000599.000.html.

Faulkner, D. R., E. E. Evans, D. H. Grossoehme, and E. J. Moyer. “Epochs of minimum Light, Displaced Secondary Eclipse of SW Lacertae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2473 (1984).

Faulkner, D. R. “Photoelectric Observations of the Recent Eclipse of 22 Vulpeculae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2599 (1984).

Faulkner, D. R., and R. H. Kaitchuck. “Epochs of Minimum Light for Several Eclipsing Binaries.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2321 (1983).

Faulkner, D. R., and D. H. Grossoehme. “XY Leo and the Star BD +182304.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2335 (1983).

Faulkner, D. R. “V417 Aquilae: Photoelectric Observations and Improved Period.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2439 (1983).

Faulkner, D. R. “Photoelectric Observations of TY Del.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2310 (1983).

Faulkner, D. R. “Archer 5 Identified as RZ Com.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 2290 (1983).

Faulkner, D. R., and B. B. Bookmyer. “Photoelectric Observations and Epochs of Minimum Light, SW Lacertae.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 92 (Feb–Mar 1980): 92–97. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1980PASP...92...92F/abstract.

Bookmyer B. B., and D. R. Faulkner. “Photoelectric Light Curves of RZ Columbae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 1837 (1980).

Faulkner, D. R., P. A. Basilico, and B. B. Bookmyer. “Epochs of Minimum Light, SW Lacertae.” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 1685 (1979).

Faulkner, D. R., and B. B. Bookmyer. “An Increase in the Period of SW Laceratae?” Information Bulletin on Variable Stars 1503 (1978).

Faulkner, D. R., and B. B. Bookmyer. “A Note Concerning EZ Hydrae.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 90 (1978): 307–308. https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1978PASP...90..307B.

Samec, R. G., E. R. Figg, R. Melton, C. M. Labadorf, J. Miller, R. McKenzie, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “The asymmetric light curves of the GSC 2764 1417 (And), GSC 3355 0394 (Per) and GSC 2537 0520 (Psc).” Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 264 (February 2010): 75–77. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010IAUS..264...75S.

Samec, R. G., C. M. Labadorf, E. R. Figg, T. S. Loflin, G. R. Behn, N. C. Hawkins, H. A. Chamberlain, D. R. Faulkner, and W. Van Hamme. “Extreme-mass-ratio solar-type binaries and their implications for cluster environs.” Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 266 (January 2010): 523. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010IAUS..266..523S.

Selected List of Presentations

Samec, R. G. and R. McKenzie, D. R. Faulkner, N. Hawkins, and W. Van Hamme. “Results of Light Curve Modeling with Simultaneous Solutions using the 2004 Version of The Wilson Code.” Presented at IAU Symposium 240, Binary Stars as Critical Tools & Tests in Contemporary Astrophysics. Dec. 22–25, 2006.

Samec, R. G., D. Hube, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “Solar Type Binary Systems with Impacting Gas Streams.” Presented at Stars as Suns: Activity, Evolution and Planets, International Astronomical Union. Symposium 219, Sydney, Australia, July 21–25 2003.

Samec, R. G., J. Tuttle, J. A. Brougher, J. E. Moore, and D. R. Faulkner. “Observations of HIPPARCOS Eclipsing Variables: EF Bootis, VZ Piscium, V417 Aquilae and BX Andromedae.” Presented at HIPPARCOS and the Luminosity Calibration of the Nearer Stars, 24th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion. Manchester, England, 13, August 2000. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000IAUJD..13E..28S/abstract.

Selected List of Audio Recordings

Ham, S. and D. R. Faulkner. “Answering Bill Nye: How May We Understand the Observable Expansion of the Universe?” May 12, 2014, in Answers Conversation 8, no. 6.

Ham. S. and D. R. Faulkner. “How Do Current Astronomical Observations Relate to the Bible?” July 15, 2013, in Answers Conversation 1, no. 6.

Ham, S. and D. R. Faulkner. “What Can We Learn from the Scriptures About Astronomy” June 24, 2013, in Answers Conversation 1, no. 5.

Faulkner, D. R., R. G. Samec, H. Chamberlain, C. M. Labadorf, R. McKenzie, W. Van Hamme, and D.R Faulkner. “GSC 0619 232: A Rare Short Period AW UMa-type Contact Binary.” Oral presentation, Meeting of the Astronomers of South Carolina (MASC), April 14, 2007.

Samec, R. G., G. Behn, C. M. Labadorf, N. Hawkins, W. Van Hamme, and D. R. Faulkner. “A Preliminary Study of the EB Solar-Type Interacting Eclipsing Binary, NSV 14514.” Oral presentation, Meeting of the Astronomers of South Carolina (MASC), April 14, 2007.

R. G. Samec, M. L. Stoddard, and D. R. Faulkner. “Light Curve Modeling and Period Study of the Solar Type Eclipsing Binary, TY Ursae Majoris.” Oral Paper, National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2001 (March 15–17, 2001), Lexington, KY.

Selected List of Reviews

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of The Hunt for Life on Mars, by Donald Goldsmith.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 35, no. 3 (1999): 173.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of Beyond the Cosmos, by Hugh Ross.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 34, no. 4 (1998): 242–243.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of Michael Faraday, Sandemanian and Scientist by Geoffrey Cantor.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 31, no. 4 (1995): 253.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of Creation and Time: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective on the Creation-Date Controversy, by Hugh Ross.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 32, no. 1 (1995): 43–44.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of The Big Bang Never Happened, by Eric J. Lerner.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 28, no. 4 (1992): 171–172.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of Cosmic Catastrophes, by Clark R. Chapman and David Morrison.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 29, no. 2 (1992): 97–98.

Faulkner, D. R. “Review of Catastrophic Episodes in Earth History, by Clyde C. Albritton.” Creation Research Society Quarterly 29, no. 1 (1992): 49.

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