Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen is an award-winning science writer and astronomer. She is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company specializing in cosmically creative content. Her work has appeared in domed theaters and observatory exhibits around the world, including Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She appears regularly on Astrocast.TV, an online astronomy and space-science video newscast, and has just written "Astronomy 101", a beginner's guide to astronomy. Carolyn's enrichment talks will focus on celestial objects visible in the gorgeous skies of the southern hemisphere, and present some fascinating information about how South Pacific people used the sky for navigation.