Are you curious about the stars? Dive deeper than ever before with Derrick Pitts, The Franklin Institute’s popular Chief Astronomer, as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of space. But this isn’t just about distant galaxies and rocket science. This podcast brings to light the personal stories, dreams, and challenges of those who dedicate their lives to understanding and exploring the cosmos—from astronomers to educators, engineers to storytellers. Enhanced by immersive sound design, and anchored by Derrick’s captivating energy, you’ll be transported into the lives of the passionate individuals who truly shape our understanding of space. For a podcast that marries wonder, humanity, and the vastness of the universe, “The Curious Cosmos” is your next audio escape. Dive in and let your curiosity soar!
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Derrick is currently the Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute. He’s also been a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2009 and serves as the “Astrobiology Ambassador” for the NASA/MIRS/UNCF Special Program Corporation’s Astrobiology Partnership Program. He appears regularly in the media as a science content expert including appearances on the “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS.