To Mars and Beyond
NASA’s Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars in February. What discoveries await? And where else in the solar system are the can’t-miss places to visit next? Astronomer Dean Regas will take you on a trip to the Red Planet and then, the universe.
Dean has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is a renowned educator, author, national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy.
From 2010-2019 Dean was the co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers. He is the author of four books including “Facts From Space!”, “100 Things to See in the Night Sky” and 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition. 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 150 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogged for the Huffington Post and is regularly featured on television and radio. Dean is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow and NPR’s Here & Now. He also hosts an astronomy podcast with Anna Hehman called “Looking Up!”
At the Cincinnati Observatory, he has developed his skills as a dynamic writer and public speaker who brings the complicated field of astronomy down to Earth for students of all ages.
Dean is currently working on a new book, “How to Teach Grown-Ups about Pluto”.