In this episode Maggie discovers the amazing personal and professional journey of astronomer Matthias Schmitt, Dark Sky Coordinator at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah and an astronomy guide for Stargazing Zion. He is an avid eclipse chaser with observations in Oregon, Argentina, Oman, the Antarctic, and other locations. Find out how joining an astronomy club, surrounding yourself with passion, and following your bliss, can change your life forever. Read about Matthias’s most recent eclipse adventure to the Antarctic in an upcoming issue of the AAA newsletter, Eyepiece.
AAASky Listener Challenge
As Bart Fried described it, Jacob Campbell had a very, very large observatory in New York City in the 19th century. In which New York neighborhood was this observatory located?
Hint: You can find the answer in last month’s episode.
Email us your answer at [email protected] by February 12th at 11:59pm. We’ll select a random person with the correct answer and send them a AAASky hoodie!
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