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Speaker and Panelist Biographies

ASP2021 Summer Symposium

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett

Astronomer/educator Jeff Bennett's teaching experience includes several years in a grades 2-3 elementary classroom and running a private summer school (“Our Future in Space”) for students entering grades 4 through 10. He is also the author of six books for children, all of which have been launched to the International Space Station for NASA’s Story Time From Space program (, including the climate-focused book The Wizard Who Saved the World. He has recently completed a free, online, interactive textbook for middle school Earth and Space Science (, which includes a full chapter on climate change.