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Edmonds' eyes in the sky

Astronomer shares secrets to seeing – and understanding – the universe


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:13pm

Nathaniel Paust

Nathaniel Paust took this shot of the comet Neowise from Edmonds.

The recent deep-space light shows provided by the comet Neowise and Perseid meteor showers exposed many – for the first time – to the wonders of our mind-blowing universe.

For Edmonds resident Nathaniel Paust, the light shows are like a life partner.

Paust is an associate professor of astronomy at Whitman College in Walla Walla, where he seeks to continually improve undergraduate astronomy education. His research focuses on the evolution of old stellar populations and how that evolution is influenced by and influences the galaxy as a whole.

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Reader Comments(1)

Kacey Hawker writes:

As an Edmonds resident who is borderline obsessed with astronomy and astrology, thank you so much to Edmonds Beacon writer Brian Soergel and Professor of Astronomy, Nathaniel Paust for the terrific Q and A article. It's been a great summer of sky watching with the comet, the Perseids, and Venus, Mars and Saturn being close to the Moon. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this story. Thanks again!


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