The purpose of the Demystifying the Expert series is to provide the public with a forum in which they can informally learn about science in a fun and unique way.With the combined effort of the JMU Physics and Astronomy department and JMU's New and Improv.'d Comedy Troupe, learning has never been more entertaining.The expert this evening was Dr.Shanil Virani, Director of the  John C. Wells Planetarium. He the organizer of the monthly star parties on east campus and the public science talks that happen twice a semester. He earned his PhD from Yale University and before that he worked at the NASA Chandra Space Telescope. As an avid promoter of informal science education, he was named a NASA Solar System Ambassador two years in a row, 2013 and 2014 - which is no small feat.

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