AstroInfo is written by Alice Enevoldsen. Although she works for the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA, the opinions expressed in AstroInfo are her own, not those of any organization. Mistakes in content should be blamed on Alice, not on them.
AstroInfo is an attempt to answer common astronomical questions from Pacific Science Center staff, and highlight interesting goings-on in the world of astronomy.
AstroInfo is aimed at an audience of inquisitive adults, and I hope that everyone enjoys it.
Copyright, Use Policy, Photo Use Policy, Republication Policy
The writing in these posts and diagrams by me are all available for educational re-use as long as you attribute me, don’t change anything and include a link back, because I want the info out there for people to learn from. So – if you use stuff, let me know, and don’t sell it: I’m not making any money off this. You are welcome to make printouts for your classroom.
A number of photos here are by my husband, Jason Gift Enevoldsen. I’ve credited him under each photo that is his. He retains all rights to these photos. He’d also probably be thrilled to let you use them, but you’ll have to ask him in each case. Contact him at: jason at cosmicsquid dot com (take out the spaces, turn the at and dot into the symbols they represent …)
Leaving messages on the “Got a Question?” page is a great way to contact me, but if you prefer e-mail you can reach me at Alices Astro Info at gmail dot com. Strip out all the spaces and change the at to “@” and the dot to “.”.
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Alice Enevoldsen is currently the planetarium supervisor at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington, volunteers as one of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors, and has been a part-time evening Astronomy instructor at South Seattle Community College. She has been working in planetariums since 1996, has a B.A. in Astronomy-Geology from Whitman College, and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. Her fascination with the stars led her to try her hand at astronomy research in Boston and Walla Walla, where she realized that her calling in life was actually to work in museums and be a translator for scientists. Now she works hard to share her love of the stars and excitement about astronomy with as many people as possible.
Media Inquiries & Speaking Requests
You can reach me at Alices Astro Info at gmail dot com. Strip out all the spaces and change the at to “@” and the dot to “.”. Here are some photos, videos, and radio interviews I’ve done if you’d like a sample of what I could do for you.
November 5, 2009 - 2012 Hoax Lecture, KCTS 9 Public Television
October 7, 2009 - What Telescope Should I Buy? Demo video
Radio and Audio Recordings
November 18, 2013 – MAVEN Launch, KOMO NewsRadio, Seattle
November 5, 2013 – Estimate of Habitable Planets, KOMO NewsRadio, Seattle
January 4, 2010 – The Dark Days of Winter, 365 Days of Astronomy guest podcast