Two Fascinating New Kids (and everyone else!) Books for Astronomy
Did you know that one of Saturn’s moons is so hollow it would float on water? Or that Jupiter might have diamonds floating in its clouds? Learn about these and others in 1,000 Facts about Space, a new book by astronomer Dean Regas, who joins us next in today’s episode.
Dean Regas is an astronomer, writer, and educator who is best known for his work as the Outreach Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory, where he has been sharing the wonders of the cosmos with audiences of all ages for over a decade. He is the author of two books, "1000 Facts About Space" and "How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto", which are aimed at bringing the latest research and discoveries in astronomy to a wider audience. "1000 Facts About Space" is a fun and engaging guide to the universe, packed with fascinating facts and stories about stars, galaxies, planets, and more. Meanwhile, "How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto" is a humorous and practical guide for anyone who wants to learn more about the dwarf planet and the ongoing debate over its planetary status. Both books are perfect for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what's out there.
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Welcome and introduction to Dean Regus.
How did the partnership with National Geographic come about?
Diamonds floating in the clouds of Jupiter and other amazing facts about space.
How did you decide on 1000 facts about space?
What motivated you to write this book?
Advice for those who want to get more into astronomy.
What’s happening at the observatory right now.
Astronomical events coming up!