Jim McKeegan - Astronomy Educator, Writer and Radio Personality
Jim McKeegan is an educator and host of “Radio Catskill Cosmic Calendar”, a weekly almanac of astronomy on NPR affiliate WJFF, 90.5 FM in Jeffersonville, New York. He also teaches astronomy through the SUNY Learning Network.
Jim's interest in Astronomy began when he was a child. After he and his wife Lisa Brody moved to Cochecton 20 years ago-where the skies are very dark-his interest was sparked anew. Jim is also a Yogi and serious spiritual practitioner who offers a vision of the sacred to the most magnificent scientific glimpses of the cosmos.
Jim wrote an astronomy newspaper column for over 10 years, and his articles have been published by Highlights for Children Magazine.
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Astronomy: An Invitation to Wonder
Astronomy is more than the study of stars. Learning about the night sky is a look at our cultural heritage - the myths and stories of our ancestors, lore concerning planting and navigation, and an inspiration for philosophy and religion. Astronomy is more than the study of the stars… it is an invitation to wonder!
Join Jim McKeegan in an exploration of astronomy – from the timeless mythology of the constellations to the modern science of the stars. Jim is an astronomy educator, long-time stargazer, and host of the Radio Catskill Cosmic Calendar, a weekly almanac of astronomy on NPR affiliate public radio station WJFF, 90.5 FM, in Jeffersonville, NY. During an indoor presentation, experience the night sky through beautiful cosmic imagery – pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope and other professional observatories, followed by, weather permitting, outdoor star gazing with a telescope for direct appreciation of the season’s best planets, star clusters, and galaxies.
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