A Tour of the Solar System and Beyond (3-Part Series) Presented by Joanne Teresa (JT) Vannah, Science Interpreter

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Thursday, May 24, 2018, 2:00 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Joanne Teresa Vannah’s (aka JT) love of theatre and writing began at a very young age. She started developing theatrical productions in grade school which led her to write her first full three act play during her senior year at Boston University.

With a Master’s degree in Biotechnology, JT’s areas of expertise have been in neurobiology and medical imaging. Yet, her interests are vast and always growing through independent exploration.

PART 1 – May 24th – A Star is Born – Cecilia Payne: Planet Botanist

A presentation of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the first person to earn a doctorate in Astronomy at Harvard University. This is the first of a three-part series, “A Tour of the Solar System and Beyond.” Her work was the first to recognize star structure composition in her Ph.D. thesis, “Stellar Atmospheres.” She was initially driven by botany and her love of nature deepened by astronomical interest. She has been referred to as the Botanist of Planets. Journey through the life cycle of our favorite star, our beloved sun. This exploration will be led by the first person to earn a doctorate in Astronomy at Harvard, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin.


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