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Dean Regas

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Dean Regas has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is a renowned educator, a national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy. Dean is the co-host of Star Gazers, a new twist on an iconic backyard astronomy program which airs on over 100 PBS stations around the world.

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 120 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogs for the Huffington Post and is regularly featured on television and radio. Since 2012 Dean has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio's Science Friday with Ira Flatow, and this year he began an astronomy podcast with Anna Hehman called "Looking Up!"

His mission is to get everyone to marvel at the night sky with the naked eye and then look through a telescope to behold the craters of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and stars beyond measure.

 

More about Dean Regas

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Speaking Engagements

At the Cincinnati Observatory, Dean has developed his skills as a dynamic writer and public speaker. Whether talking about stars, planets, comets, or black holes, Dean brings the complicated field of astronomy down to Earth for any audience. Audience: Youth or Adult. Please visit this link for more about Dean Regas' speaking.

 

Dean Regas' Books

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100 THINGS TO SEE IN THE NIGHT SKY (2017): A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling—including information showing you which planets, constellations, stars, and manmade objects you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye!

The night sky is full of amazing things to see—from shooting stars and constellations to planets and satellites—but it can be hard to tell what you're seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Night Sky gives you a clear picture of what you can see on any given night, either using a small telescope, or just your naked eye.

Each object is presented as a separate entry, with background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of the object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on how to find it. For astronomy and space fans of all ages, this guide helps you explore the galaxy and see the stars—while keeping your feet on the ground.

 

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FACTS FROM SPACE! (2016): From the sun's super-hot core to the many moons of Neptune, we're traveling to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond! Astronomer Dean Regas presents Facts from Space!—an exciting education on everything outside our atmosphere.

Inside, you'll discover space facts and celestial trivia, including:

- A day on Venus is longer than its year.
- Early space missions ejected human waste into space, where it froze into intricate crystals that still float in space today.
- After being in space, some astronauts returned to Earth up to 2 inches taller than when they left.
- The stars in the Big Dipper are shifting among themselves and will look like a "Big Spatula" by the year 75,000.
- And more!

Packed with fascinating information, it's a stellar read for sci-fi fans and at-home astronomers alike! (Ages 14+)

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November 3, 2018
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Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
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