Anna Hehman

Anna Hehman is the Director of Development for the Cincinnati Observatory. Her official duties include ensuring the financial security of the Observatory and securing support for its outreach programs as well as exploring relationships with potential funders. Anna also has a Marketing background and manages the Observatory's social media, where she resists the urge to post adorable animal videos on the O's social media accounts with almost 100% success.

She is also the Observatory's self-appointed Social Director, encouraging her co-workers to talk about their weekends and trying to plan staff outings to talk about Game of Thrones and other pop culture topics. Although not an astronomer, Anna also explores her natural curiosity by asking a lot of questions about the cosmos, which ended up landing her a podcast so that worked out. Her most important astronomical theories include that Pluto should definitely be a planet and that the constellations don't actually look like anything.

Anna resides in Bellevue, Kentucky with her very patient husband Mike and furry bestie Amos, a Pekingese mix.

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In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome veteran NPR science correspondent Joe Palca to talk about his recent coverage of the Mars opposition, the Parker Solar Probe, and his series of reports called Joe's Big Idea.

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In this episode of Looking Up, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk with the very busy Paul Sutter: astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, chief scientist at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, science advisor for the new movie UFO, and guide for Astro Tours.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman learn about a program Dean's been a part of for many years, NASA's Solar System Ambassadors.

The program's coordinator, Kay Ferrari, talks about the importance of citizen outreach efforts to help educate the public about space.

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In this episode of Looking Up, it's time to catch up on our first year and get ready for some upcoming space and pop culture events.

Hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory talk about the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower, the Look Up effort headed by Dr. Mae Jemison, and the trailer from the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man is now out!

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In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory get an insider's view of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama – home to the famous Space Camps for kids – when they talk with Pat Ammons, the center's director of communications.

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In this episode of Looking Up, urban astronomer Nick Lloyd joins hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman in the studio to talk about his backyard observatory and how he's able to view galaxies with the use of EAA – Electronically Assisted Astronomy.

Here's a link to the forum Nick mentioned: Cloudy Nights EAA Observation and Equipment

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In this 1 year anniversary episode of Looking Up, Shankar Vedantam, NPR science correspondent and host of the podcast and weekly show Hidden Brain, joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about the genesis of Hidden Brain, where the stories come from, and a bit on the mindset of astronauts.

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In this episode of Looking Up, reminiscences of visits to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome the museum's new director, and former chief scientist at NASA, Ellen Stofan.

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Ohioan John Glenn, the first man to orbit the earth, will be honored with the opening of the John Glenn Astronomy Park inside the Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio.

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It might not be the first kind of pollution you think of when you hear the word, but there are serious environmental hazards associated with light pollution.

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In this episode of Looking Up, it's been the subject of books, movies, TV shows, and a myriad of urban legends and country myths. Is there life beyond the planet Earth?

Our hosts, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman from the Cincinnati Observatory, delve in to the facts, science, and pop culture of alien life.

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In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk about Neil Armstrong - the Ohio native, NASA astronaut, first man on the moon, UC professor – who will soon be the subject of a major Hollywood biopic starring Ryan Gosling.

The movie is based on the biography First Man written by this episode's guest, James R. Hansen.

In this episode of Looking Up, there are a myriad of ways to try and explain scientific concepts and answer questions about science. Adam Cole, a reporter for the NPR Science Desk and host/animator of their video series Skunk Bear, joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to explain exactly what Skunk Bear is and the unique ways it tries to convey science to its viewers.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk about the growing number of exoplanets being discovered, thanks to advance telescopes like the Keppler and Hubble. The TRAPPIST-1 system is the closest to our solar system and Sean Carey, the manager of the Spitzer Science Center which has the Spitzer Telescope in space, is the special guest.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman are talking space exploration and the Mars Rover with Emily Lakdawalla, senior editor and blogger for The Planetary Society and planetary.org, and author of the soon-to-be-released book The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job.

In this episode of Looking Up, the man who makes science sexy every Friday afternoon. Ira Flatow, the host of public radio's "Science Friday," joins hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about his long-running show, some of his favorite topics, and most importantly, his favorite constellation.

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In this episode of Looking Up, the important contributions of women in science have long been understood within the scientific community, but the public's awareness was raised by the best selling book and movie "Hidden Figures."

Now, another group of women scientists are being spotlighted in the book "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars" and the author, Dava Sobel, joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman.

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In this episode of Looking Up, predicting the weather is a science, albeit not always an exact science. Hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman talk weather forecasting with Jason Meyers, digital meteorologist and video content creator for the EW Scripps Co.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman share memories of some of their favorite science shows growing up before welcoming one of their favorites, very special guest Paul Zaloom who portrayed Beakman in the mid-90's show Beakman's World.

In this episode of Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman get ready for holiday gift giving by talking about the different types of telescopes out there for new and veteran astronomers, Dean talks about his first telescope, then they welcome Sean Walker, Equipment Editor from Sky & Telescope magazine for hints on the best gear available.

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