New York Baroque Dance Company

     Catherine Turocy - Artistic Director, Producer, Choreographer

     Mariel McEwan - Producer, Dance Camera Director

Pajarito Environmental Educational Center & Planetarium

     Jonathan Creel - Director of Interpretation

     Dr. Richard Wallace - Astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate

 

ARTS Lab of the University of New Mexico

     David Beining - Senior Program Manager, Dome Technology

 

Sky-Skan - Dome Show Consultants and Distributors 

 

New Mexican Natural History Museum's Planetarium

     Jim Greenhouse - Space Science Director

Dr. Peter Pesic - Musician, Physicist - St. John's College, Santa Fe

     Author of "Music and the Making of Modern Science"

Dallas Bach Society

    James Richman  - Artistic Director, Conductor, Harpsichordist 

Dr. John McGraw - Astronomer - University of New Mexico

New Mexico Ballet Company

     Emily Fine - Executive Director 

Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory

     Katie Marshall - Artistic Director

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

     Glenna Voigt - Principal

     Anthony Conforti - Digital Media Instructor

Nob Hill Studios

     Patti Gladstone - Studio Administrator 

     

Biographies of Participants
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 The New York Baroque Dance Company

    Catherine Turocy - Artistic Director, Producer, Choreographer

    James Richman  - Artistic Director of The Dallas Bach Society,          

     Mariel McEwan - AFI Producing Fellow, Dance Camera Director

Pajarito Environmental Educational Center & Planetarium

     Dr. Richard Wallace - Astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate

Dr. Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from U.C. Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory), with a concentration in numerical calculations of stellar explosions (Novae, Supernovae, X-Ray Bursts), and nuclear fusion. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 31 years, including physics simulations, security of Russian nuclear material, technical management, and international safeguards. He was awarded a shared Nobel Peace Prize for work he did to improve non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry. He has been developing planetarium shows at PEEC since just after the planetarium was constructed. 

     Jonathan Creel - Director of Interpretation

Jonathan earned a Bachelor's of Arts in History and a Master's of Arts in Public History. He completed his Master's practicum at Yellowstone National Park researching and designing exhibits for the Albright Visitor Center. After completing his practicum, Jonathan served as an Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Grand Canyon National Park. He also worked as a manager for two visitor centers in Grand Canyon National Park for the non-profit Grand Canyon Association. Currently, Jonathan is the Director of Interpretation at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. He is in charge of developing public programs, outreach, designing exhibits, and coordinating planetarium shows. 

 

Dr. Peter Pesic - Musician and Physicist 

On the faculty of St. John's College in Santa Fe since 1980, he has been deeply involved in its unified curriculum based on close study and discussion of great works, especially in shaping its unique program of study in laboratory science, mathematics, and music. His latest book is Music and the Making of Modern Science. He is editor-in-chief of Physics in Perspective and an Associate of the Department of Physics at Harvard University.

   Peter was educated at Harvard and Stanford, where he received a doctorate in physics and subsequently taught in its program on Structured Liberal Education. At Stanford, he studied piano with Naomi Sparrow and performed with the new music ensemble Alea 2; he then attended the Aspen Music School.

David Beining - Senior Program Manager of ARTS Lab  

As Senior Program Manager, David defines, develops, and administers broadly-based, ground-breaking technical research programs relating to fulldome and other immersive media of national and/or international significance for the ARTS Lab through partnerships with internal, regional and national research and production organizations. He provides technical expertise and direction, and develops and implements program strategies. He provides support for the integration of immersive media-based projects to the University of New Mexico’s Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media education and research initiatives. The ARTS Lab houses a 15’ diameter hemispheric domed projection surface built in partnership with the Lode Star Astronomy Center, and large­ scaled motion capture system, and a sizable green­screen environment. 

 

Dr. John McGraw - Astronomer 

Tenured professor of  adaptive optics, interferometry and galactic astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico.  An award-winning teacher, McGraw is a member of the International Astronomical Union, the American Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the American Meteorological Society. He has published more than 150 journal articles on research funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA and the U.S. Air Force.

   John McGraw received his B. A. degree in physics from St. Olaf College and his M. A. and Ph. D. in astronomy from the University of Texas in Austin. He has held positions in the University of Texas, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Arizona. He is currently involved in scientific research concerning astronomical instrumentation, surveys of the sky, and precision observational astronomy.

 

New Mexican Natural History Museum's Planetarium

     Jim Greenhouse - Space Science Director

Jim Greenhouse has been the Space Science Director at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for over three years, and he brings over 30 years of planetarium experience to the position. Jim grew up in Amarillo, TX, where he had his first planetarium job as an assistant at the Don Harrington Discovery Center when he was 15 years old. At 21, he became the director of the Science Place Planetarium in Dallas, TX and he later directed planetariums in Macon, GA, Memphis, TN, and Rock Hill, SC before moving to New Mexico. Jim earned an associate’s degree in Mass Communications from Amarillo College and a BS in Radio and Television Production from UT Arlington.   

New Mexico Ballet Company

     Emily Fine - Executive Director 

Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory

     Katie Marshall - Artistic Director

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

     Glenna Voigt - Principal

     Anthony Conforti - Digital Media Instructor

Nob Hill Studios

     Patti Gladstone - Studio Administrator