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Speaker and Panelist Biographies

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

Plenary Speakers and Panelists


  • Theme:
    Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Social Justice

  • Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

    UC Santa Cruz

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  • “Improving Astronomy Education: It’s Not Rocket Science—It’s Harder!“

  • Leiden University

  • NSF’'s NOIRLab and Leiden University

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  • “Strengthening the Global Community of Astronomy Communicators”

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  • Theme:
    Panel addressing unique challenges today of teaching Astro 101 in Community Colleges

  • Moderator: Andrew Fraknoi

  • Katie Berryhill

    Los Medanos College

  • Dennis William Just

    Pim a College

  • Laura Sparks

    Santa Rosa Junior College

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  • “The Industrialization of Space and Its Threat to Dark Skies”

  • Lowell Observatory