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Shanil Virani is not only the Planetarium Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium at JMU but he is a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and teaches in the General Education program.  Shanil did his undergraduate work in Physics at the University of Waterloo and his graduate work in astrophysics at Yale University. He also spent 5+ years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as part of the Science Operations team of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. In 2013 and 2014 he was named a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. View the short video below from the Taking on tomorrow series. 

Published: Monday, January 18, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2018

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