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AMY JACKSON - Cassandra and the Night Sky
Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm
speaking & signing
Cassandra and the Night Sky
ABOUT CASSANDRA AND THE NIGHT SKY
Throughout time, the many cultures of the world have all pondered the multitude of stars that make up the constellations and explain the heavens in the night sky. Cassandra and the Night Sky tells the story of a nine-year-old princess, a royal tea party and the magic and mythology that lends its voice to the explanation of the legends of the starry night sky.
ABOUT AMY JACKSON
Amy is the founder and director of Starry Sky Austin. Growing up in Houston with NASA in her backyard, Her lifelong dream was to become an astronaut. After graduating from UH with a Bachelors of Physics she attended Rice University and graduated with a Master of Science in Teaching. Amay has taught at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and in private and public school. A mother of 3, she has spent the past 8 years following her passion by inspiring Austin and the surrounding communities with hands-on astronomy classes through Starry Sky Austin. Most recently, she traveled to Guatemala to do astronomy outreach with kids and families from coffee Finca La Merced. Amy is currently employed as an astronomy educator at Travis County Milton Reimers Ranch Observatory. Though never formally trained as an artist, Donna enjoyed her artistic talent from an early age. Donna has as explored drawing, painting, charcoal sketching, and now colored pencils-she loves them all! A licensed R.N., and Amy's mother, Donna lives in Houston, Texas.
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