Dean Regas 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. 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.
Pluto has not been a planet since 2006. But this tiny world still inspires people of all ages while sparking controversy. How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto delves into the history of space discoveries, the key players who have helped our understanding of the universe (including the 11-year-old girl who named Pluto in the first place), and the ever-changing nature of science. This book, fascinating for all ages, equips every reader with the tools they need to bring grown-ups fully up to speed, while sneaking in as many amazing astronomical facts as possible.
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From 2010-2019, Dean Regas was the co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers. He is the author of four books, including Facts From Space!, and 100 Things to See in the Night Sky. Dean is a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine. He has written over 160 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!