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Astronomy Live: Winter Solstice and the Year Ahead

Part of Astronomy Live

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Illustration of earth from space

Celebrate the Solstice and get ready for the cosmic year ahead. Ted Williams and Irene Pease conduct this tour around the Sun and preview important astronomical and scientific happenings you won’t want to miss.


Meet the Presenters

Irene Pease
Irene Pease has a degree in Physics from the University of Arizona.  Her Astronomy EPO career has included work as an astrophysics educator, telescope operator, and Mad Scientist.  Currently Brooklyn’s Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer, Irene shares the NYC sky through sidewalk astronomy, current-skies visuals, and observing classes. She also teaches physics at York College CUNY, and produces the Hayden Planetarium video blog, Skylight.
Ted Williams Astro Live Presenter
Ted Williams serves as president of the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (Franklin Institute.) A lifelong astronomy educator, he presents in the Fels, Mallon, and Centennial planetaria in the Philadelphia area, and telescope operator at Muddy Run Observatories (Lancaster PA.) Ted celebrates 12 years with Hayden, as he hosts stars watches nationwide.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.

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