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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 …)

Contacting Me

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 “.”.

Comments Policy

  1. Comments are moderated.
  2. Comments must be on-topic for the post. If you have a question that doesn’t apply to a specific post, try the “Questions” page.
  3. Comments must be polite and readable, but do not have to agree with me.
  4. Comments must be appropriate for all ages (no bad words …)

Planetariums I Have Known

About Alice

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.


2010_01_04 Alice portrait 059-cs-6x8-200dpi

2009_10_03 Filming and makeup 034-6x8-200dpi


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

May 4, 2010 – Iapetus and the Cassini Regio, 365 Days of Astronomy, guest podcaster

January 4, 2010 – The Dark Days of Winter, 365 Days of Astronomy guest podcast

5 Responses to “About”

  • Alice,

    Happy to link to you. Now that baseball season is over, I may get around to writing a bit about astronomy on mine!


  • david voigts says:

    By way of introduction, I visited the Pacific Science Center and picked up some handouts that I shared with the Grout Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. The musum is now on your e-list, and your materials are made available at planetarium shows.

    In the current AstroInfo I noticed a mention that Altair is the “BEST star in the whole sky.” I am compelled to ask why you say this. Please help me.

    David Voigts

    • alicesastroinfo says:


      Thanks! The reason Altair is the best is really quite simple … I’m named after it. My parents made my middle name Altair, and I’ve had an affinity for the star ever since. :)


  • Vince says:

    hello alice-

    im becoming a big fan….

    i posted last week about stargazing in winthrop – would have nice except for the presence of a bright moon. argggh! headed to whidbey outside of oak harbor next week. how is that for stargazing?

    thanks much!


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