Science Guest of Honor Ray Villard

Ray Villard has specialized in communicating astronomy to the general public for the past 20 years. As Public Information Manager for the Space Telescope Science Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, he is responsible for disseminating news about the most recent discoveries made with Hubble Space Telescope. He previously was associate editor for Astronomy and Star & Sky magazines, and has written a variety of freelance articles. Mr. Villard has scripted shows for planetariums at the Boston Museum of Science, Maryland Science Center, St. Louis Science Center, and Rochester Museum and Science Center. He has developed planetarium school programs, and teaches astronomy courses and hosts public seminars through the Johns Hopkins University. He is a regular contributor to the Stardate radio series, which features news items about astronomy. He holds an M.S. in Science Communication from Boston University.


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