Sky Tellers, the Magic, and the Mysteries of the Universe

Credits and Acknowledgements

Program Development

Lynn Moroney

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

Stephanie Shipp

Dr. Stephanie Shipp
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Delilah Cranford

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

Stephen Mackwell

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

Becky Nelson

Ms. Becky Nelson
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Educational Product Developer


Margaret Myers

Margaret Meyers
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Dr. Joseph Sobol
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

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

Renee Dotson

Ms. Reneé Dotson
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Ronna Hurd

Ms. Ronna Hurd
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Web Designer

German Rodriguez

Mr. German Rodriguez
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Hardware and AV Technician

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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