2016 will be one second longer, so if it feels like a long year this might be the reason…. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IRESS) which is the authority responsible for the measurement and distribution of time is adding one second to 2016. As a result the last minute December 31, 2016 will have […]
Shawn Laatsch is the director of the Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine. He started his astronomy education career in 1984 and has directed planetariums in university and science center facilities, taught undergraduate astronomy courses, and given numerous lectures around the globe. He serves as President (2017 & 2018) of the International Planetarium Society, Inc. the world’s largest organization of planetarium professionals. Shawn has a passion for sharing astronomy and stargazing with people of all ages.