OUR TEAM

MATTHIAS SCHMITT

GUIDE + ASTRONOMER

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward and leads us from this world to another." - Plato

Matthias has been passionately involved in astronomy outreach and public events in astronomy, STEM, and space sciences for over ten years. He teaches a wide range of astronomy topics to K-12 students and members of the Amateur Astronomers' Association of New York. He is an avid eclipse chaser with observations in Oregon, Argentina, Oman, and other locations. Previously, he was Executive Producer of the CGI-animated STEM show Space Racers in New York City. Matthias holds a graduate certificate in Astronomy from Swinburne University's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing and is working on his Master of Science. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the St. George Astronomy Group, and the Amateur Astronomer Association of New York. 

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KRAMER DITTY

NIGHT SKY GUIDE

"If it’s a new planet, sign me up. I’m tired of driving around the block, boldly going where hundreds have gone before in orbit around earth—give me a place to go and I’ll go."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kramer's enthusiasm for stars has always been rooted in the science - that we are all made up of stardust. As one who celebrates and recognizes that the universe is much larger than each of us here on Planet Earth, Kramer is often finding ways to capture its grandiosity through music and videography. You will often find him setting the mood, or seeking out the ISS and other celestial objects from above.

HANNAH BARRY

NIGHT SKY GUIDE

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan

Hannah's love for the night sky has grown from her adventurous spirit of being outdoors. Camping along the Rio Grande, biking under the Milky Way in Death Valley, and hiking through the Atacama desert have all contributed to her curiosity of constellations and planets. As a part of the Stargazing Zion team, Hannah works to create an immersive and enjoyable experience for guests. You can often find her preparing beverages or fluffing chairs, or pointing out her zodiac Capricorn. 

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