Lunar and Planetary Institute

About SkyTellers
Day and Night
Moon Phases
Solar System
LPI Education and Public Outreach
Credits and Acknowledgments


Lunar and Planetary Institute

SkyTellers is a collaborative project between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Ms. Lynn Moroney.

National Science Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0206816 to Dr. Stephen Mackwell of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Program Development

Lynn Moroney

Ms. Lynn Moroney (Chickasaw)
Concept Designer, Storyteller, Script Writer

Dr. Stephen Mackwell

Dr. Stephen Mackwell
Director, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Project Director

Dr. Stephanie Shipp  

Dr. Stephanie Shipp
Lunar and Planetary Institute

  Becky Nelson  

Ms. Becky Nelson
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Educational Product Developer

Delilah Cranford  

Ms. Delilah Cranford
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Procurements and Grant Coordinator

Margaret Meyers   Ms. Margaret Meyers
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
  Dr. Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
Evaluation Director
Science Script Preparation

Mr. James Manning
Director, Taylor Planetarium
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Script Writer

Product Presentation
Leanne Woolley   Ms. Leanne Woolley
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Graphic Designer
  German Rodriguez   Mr. German Rodriguez
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Hardware and AV Technician
Renee Dotson   Ms. Reneé Dotson
Lunar and Planetary Institute
  Linda Chappell  

Ms. Linda Chappell
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Reference Librarian

Ronna Hurd   Ms. Ronna Hurd
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Web Designer
Sound Production
Mr. Steve Beckett
Ghede Sound
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Recording, Editing, and Mixing
  Mr. Michael Daleo
Wildcatter Productions
Houston, Texas
Recording and Editing

Prairie Rain by Terry Tsotigh (Kiowa), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Night Forest by Barry Stramp and Michael Graham Allen, Published by Zenotrope Music BMI
Keyboard and Percussion, Mr. Steve Beckett, Ghede Sound, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


The SkyTellers' team is grateful to science reviewers Drs. Walter Kiefer, Tomasz Stepinski, and Allan Treiman of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas; Dr. Kevin Righter of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; Dr. Horton Newsom of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dr. Phil Plait of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California; and Ms. Diane Humes of Houston, Texas. Mr. Wayne Wyrick of Kirkpatrick Planetarium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma provided special guidance in the review of the science script content.

Appreciation is extended to several individuals for participating in the evaluation and providing valuable feedback about SkyTellers :

Ms. Judi James, Brazosport Planetarium and Nature Center, Clute, Texas

Mr. Jay Stailey
, teachers and students of Bales Intermediate School, Friendswood, Texas

Dr. David Fillman, teachers and students of Galena Park Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Dr. Gary Henson, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Dr. Jane Stenson, teachers and students of Baker Demonstration School, National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois

Dr. Matt Nyman, University of New Mexico and the LodeStar Astronomy Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ms. Jackie Lawson and Ms. Renee Brawner, Boliver School, Boliver, Texas

The SkyTellers program would not have been possible without the generous efforts of storytellers Mr. Joseph Bruchac, Ms. Gayle Ross, Mr. Michael Lacapa, and Ms. Dovie Thomason-Sickles, with special thanks to Captain John Herrington.



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Last updated
January 3, 2007