About the Program
JAMES ALBURY spends a lot of time in the dark. Leaning back and surrounded by stars, he juggles whether to fly to Neptune or Saturn. Neptune it is. Stars rush forward and planets swing by as Albury moves at speeds only NASA can only dream of. This is the life of a planetarium director, and Albury is the man in charge at Santa Fe’s Kika Silva Pla Planetarium.
Albury took over the helm at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium in October 2009 and spent the first few weeks testing it out to see what his new baby can do. His first creation, "Meteors!," opened Friday, November 20, 2009 and not only supplied an explanation and history of meteors, past and present, but also came with its own 5,000-year-old, 75-pound meteorite. Listening to Albury during the show, you could hear the enthusiasm in his voice. This is a man in his element. “I get to do something I have been passionate about since I was a child,” says Albury.
DEAN REGAS has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is a renowned educator, a national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy. Dean is a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine, has written over 120 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogs for the Huffington Post . Since 2012 Dean has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow.
At the Cincinnati Observatory he has developed his skills as a dynamic writer and public speaker who brings the complicated field of astronomy down to Earth for students of all ages.
To learn more about Dean and his new book, "Facts from Space!" check out his website: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/deanregas/
MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM
KIKA SILVA PLA PLANETARIUM | SANTA FE COLLEGE
THE CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY
Sergio Figuera, Producer
Rob Reep, Graphics
Kelly Hernandez, Editor
Sean Hickey, Editor
Jeremy Nicholson, Editor
Yoandy Vidal, Editor
Erlin Morandeira, Director
Misbel Vargas, Director
Joyce Belloise, V.P., Production
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