Month: January 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson never ceases to inspire

My all time favorite science communicator and astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson. I have a secret crush on him (don’t tell my husband, oh wait… he already knows and surprises me with his videos all the time). I have shown this video to students in the past and stopped recently. Every time I watch it,…
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January 29, 2016 0

Now Hiring Astronomy Educators

We are hiring educators who love science and astronomy and are interested in joining to create a team of inspired educators to bring more of Starry Sky Austin’s programs to the public. This is a contract and as needed position that varies in frequency. Please email your resume to

January 25, 2016 0

Astronomy Outreach in Guatemala

My father is from Guatemala and my mother is from Texas. I have fond memories of traveling every summer to Guatemala to visit my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  I hadn’t been back to visit in almost 6 years until this past Thanksgiving. We traveled with our whole immediate family and brought our 3 daughters.…
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January 14, 2016 0

Reimers Observatory

  Please go to the observatory’s new website to find out about observatory programs: This Fall I began working at the Travis County Reimers Observatory! It has to be by far the best job I’ve had (aside from being the director of Starry Sky Austin, of course!) It is open to small groups of 30…
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January 12, 2016 0

Fall 2015 Semester Astronomy Class

This past fall, I taught a 10 week long semester astronomy class for the first time. We met at Longview Park in South Austin and covered all sorts of new topics such as black holes, astrobiology and the search for exoplanets, life without a supernova, stellar evolution, cosmic timescales and stellar distances and so much more!…
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January 12, 2016 0