PROFESSOR SATINDER SIDHU retired in 2015 after professing physics at Washington College for over a quarter century. Over this time he taught a once-a-year astronomy class as a science distribution course. Possessing a background in electrical engineering, followed by a transition to physics, he approached the subject as a fascinating application of the latter, often warning his classes that what they would learn was going to be, not star lore, but ‘astrophysics lite’. An occasional science major sometimes took the class; some of them went on to earn doctorates in the subject, so it did work for (on?) them.