Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some amazing simulation software, astronomer Dean Regas guides you through the mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way, you’ll stop by the Moon and individual planets. Then, you’ll make the jump to light speed and head to interstellar space to see all the galaxies in the universe. Don’t worry, he’ll have you back home in time for dessert! Copies of Dean’s book How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto will be available for purchase in the Starry Skies Shop, and the author himself will be present for a book signing.
Free with purchase of General Admission.
Dean has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is a renowned educator, author, national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy.
From 2010-2019 Dean was the co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers. He is the author of four books including “Facts From Space!” and “100 Things to See in the Night Sky”. Dean is a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine, where he won 2008 “Out-of-this-World” Award for astronomy education. Dean has written over 160 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogged for the Huffington Post and is regularly featured on television and radio. Dean is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow and NPR’s Here & Now. He also hosts an astronomy podcast with Anna Hehman called “Looking Up!”
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.