“My intention is to bring people a new perspective through learning about the universe above. What once seemed important to worry about suddenly loses its steam when you are looking at Saturn’s rings. My hope is that everyone walks away from our time together with a re-awakened sense of child-like wonder and appreciation for the magnificence and beauty our universe holds.”
Amy has been teaching and working with children and the public for over 15 years. She began working in the formal classroom teaching science and math after graduating with a degree in Physics from the University of Houston. While at Rice University working on her Master of Science Teaching and Texas teaching certification for grades 4-8, she brought the stars to schools with the Houston Museum of Natural Science inflatable ePlanetarium . She has worked for LCRA stargazing at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort near Bastrop, TX. She has volunteered teaching astronomy concepts to a 4th grade classroom with Project Astro and regularly volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Nature Nights. She taught an adult Astronomy class with University of Texas Informal Classes and has co-facilitated Austin’s first Astro-Camp with the Austin Planetarium this past summer. Amy is currently an educator for school programs at the Austin Nature and Science Center and a guide with Outpost Wilderness Adventures. She will be teaching stargazing classes UT informal classes again beginning spring of 2013.
Her informal approach to teaching allows for lots of questioning without the need to feel intimidated by the subject matter. We are all lifelong learners. Needless to say, the all time number one subject she enjoys teaching and learning about is anything to do with space. There is so much of it out there and so much to learn! Let’s get going!
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call me at: 713-825-7978
Some of my favorite astronomy links:
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Our future Planetarium! Show them your suppport!
“Saving Hubble”- a documentary about how the public saved the Hubble Space Telescope from becoming obsolete.
A great resource right out of UT’s McDonald Observatory:
Print out an easy to use planisphere/star map for year round major constellations at:
Where you can get a good quality telescope for $50! ($25 for orders over 6)
Where you should get a more detailed monthly sky chart:
Get updates on solar activity as well as astronomical events at:
Listen to astronomy and earth science events and news at: