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Skies Above: Celebrating Astronomy Friday on AU

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Night sky above Big Bend National Park from Sky Above, Earth Below

Saturday is World Astronomy Day and we're celebrating by spending the whole hour hanging out with astronomers.

First up is Tyler Nordgren, astronomer and Assistant Professor of Physics at University of the Redlands in California. He visited 12 national parks in one year, photographing the stars in order to create the book Skies Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks.

At 9:30, Sheri Quinn learns all about the end of the world from astronomer Phil Plait in anticipation of the "Science Unwrapped" lecture he'll be giving at Utah State University's Eccles Science Learning Center at 7:00 p.m. in Logan.