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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Loch Ness Productions
Space Science Writer and Producer
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Ms. Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company, specializing in cosmically creative content about astronomy and space science for domed theaters, science centers and Web sites. She is the author of The Spacewriter’s Ramblings (http://www.thespacewriter.com), and is part of the Parsec Award-winning Star Trek: Outpost cast, where she plays the renegade Klingon pirate Jenneth (of the house of K’Den), and Captain Baker, master of the starship Gorgon. You can also see her do monthly star-talk videos at Astrocast.TV — an online astronomy and space news magazine.

Carolyn recently released her latest book, “Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe”. She regularly gives public talks about astronomy and space science, and and is an astronomy enrichment speaker for the Smithsonian Institution’s Journeys program aboard selected cruise ships.

In graduate school, Carolyn worked on a Hubble Space Telescope instrument team, and fondly remembers her first-ever StarFest convention talk in the early 1990s, when a dozen battle-dressed Klingons led the charge into the auditorium to hear about the latest Hubble discoveries. She eagerly awaits costumed invaders for her two talks at this year’s StarFest.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 3


Sunday, May 4