Ryan Wyatt’s Writing Samples

Last updated: 1 October 2005

Planetarian Book Reviews

Book reviews of George Johnson’s Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe and Michael Judge’s The Dance of Time: The Origins of the Calendar, to appear in the December 2005 (Vol. 34, No. 4) issue of The Planetarian.

Download PDF version or Word version of Miss Leavitt’s Stars review.
Download PDF version or Word version of The Dance of Time review.

Planetarium Paradigm Shift

A decidedly personal perspective on the potential of fulldome video to revolutionize the planetarium field. Appeared in the September 2005 (Vol. 34, No. 3) issue of The Planetarian.

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Exploring the Invisible Frontier: Why Astronomers Observe in Infrared

A hastily-written general piece that took fourth place in the 2005 Boeing Writing Contest sponsored by Griffith Observatory.

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SOHO “Sunscapes” Script

A sequences of captions for images presented in a video introduction to the SOHO spacecraft — including a real-time updated section with images from the web.

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Look Up Stories

Three night-sky stories written for a pre-school audience, which appeared in the Hayden Planetarium children’s program, Look Up.

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Star-Struck Posting

A succinct piece about a Hubble image, originally posted to the Hayden Planetarium email list, which goes out to the audience of regular attendees of lectures and other astronommically-oriented programs.

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Cosmic Journey Script

Another short sample: the script to a three-minute introductory video written for the LodeStar Astronomy Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the annotated script includes visual references).

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Universe of Change Script

The narration for the LodeStar Planetarium’s poorly-titled debut program, Universe of Change.

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whY2K? Script

A script for a fifteen-minute planetarium program about calendar systems and the (at the time) upcoming year 2000, originally produced for the Arizona Science Center.

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