Oct 13th: The Windows On the Universe Center For Astronomy Outreach

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks & Bill Buckingham

NOAO-365Title: Encore: The Windows On the Universe Center For Astronomy Outreach

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.gemini.edu/; https://www.facebook.com/GeminiObservatory; http://www.amazon.com/Coloring-Universe-Insiders-Making-Spectacular/dp/1602232733

Description: The McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak is being retired from active research. Thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, it is being reborn as an expanded visitor center. In this podcast, Kitt Peak Visitor Center Director Bill Buckingham tells us about the exciting plans for the Windows On the Universe Center.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.

Guest: Bill Buckingham is the director of the Kitt Peak Visitor Center.

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