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Vivian White has been an astronomy educator with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for the past decade. She uses her degree in physics, a Dobsonian telescope, and a fascination with human learning to inspire people to look up in wonder at the riches of the night sky. Working mostly in informal science settings, she currently designs activities for amateur astronomers engaged in public outreach through the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of over 450 astronomy clubs across the US. Vivian enjoys sharing the splendors of the night sky on sidewalks, in observatories, through camps, and in local and national parks. Her love of the sky has taken her far and wide - recent adventures include teaching astronomy to Buddhist monks in India and visiting some of the worlds largest telescopes perched on the peaks of the Andes. When not pondering our path through the universe, she can be found musing off center at her kick wheel or splashing in tide pools of northern California with her young son.
You can keep up with her adventures here: https://myheadisinthestars.wordpress.com
Tim Spuck – STEM Education Development Officer, AUI (firstname.lastname@example.org)- Tim has been active in STEM education for more than 20 years. Prior to his role with AUI and efforts with NRAO, he served as an Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation, taught astronomy and earth sciences at the high school and college levels for more than 20 years, and served as K–12 Science Coordinator for Oil City Schools. He has led numerous educator-training programs throughout the United States and abroad, and has developed a wide variety of astronomy experiences for learners of all ages. He is an active amateur astronomer, and has directed many astronomy outreach and PR efforts, and led several observatory design and construction projects for the Oil Region Astronomical Society and their partners. Tim currently serves as PI for two NSF supported programs, the Chile-US Astronomy Education Outreach Summit, and the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP). Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education, a collaborative book effort Tim lead, was recently released by Peter Lang Publishing.