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An American in Italy

Saturday, August 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Shanks
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Chrysta GhentIf you'd like to know more about the Experience in Italy program, you can check with Chrysta Ghent from the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, Jersey City, New Jersey. Chrysta was the 2019 winner of the Experience in Italy contest organized by IPS in collaboration with the astronomical facilities of Brescia and Lumezzane (Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory), “StarLight… a handy planetarium” Association (Perugia), and the Astronomical Center of Farra d’Isonzo (Gorizia).

Students and the public from the cities of Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi, Brescia, Lumezzane, and Gorizia participated in conferences and lessons that involved Chrysta as lecturer. Chrysta taught about the solar system, the moon, Native American star stories, and Italian astronomers, and in Assisi she held a workshop for teachers about "New ideas to teach the moon."

The time spent traveling and teaching in Italy will likely inspire Chrysta to share all that she has learned with her audiences at the Liberty Science Center. For more information go to

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