About Ray:

  Hi! I’m Ray Sanders, a published astronomer with amateur (and professional) astronomy experience,
  along with an education that includes astronomy and astrophysics.

  Recently, I made the jump from “backyard astronomer” to “professional astronomer”.
  I’m very passionate about observing, research, and outreach, and have contributed content for sites such as:
  Universe Today, The Planetary Society, and NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine.
  I also teach informal astronomy education classes for Cosmoquest.

  For almost five years, I ran the Dear Astronomer blog where I posted interesting articles,
  news, and answered questions about astronomy and science that came my way.

  Many times lecturers, websites and other “personalities” over explain concepts and leave the public with more questions than answers.
  All too often, astronomy and science discussions can  be dry and boring. When I answer questions about space and astronomy,
  all efforts are made to use terminology and explanations that every day people can understand – not just other  scientists.

  You could say "Bringing space back down to Earth!" is my motto!
  In short, my goal is to provide information about space and science with a super-sized order of “cheeky” shenanigans,
  so as to help make astronomy fun and entertaining!

  Please take a moment to browse through my past articles and posts on my "Dear Astronomer" archive at: http://www.dearastronomer.com.
  If you have a question about astronomy or science, please feel free to contact me at: [email protected].

  You can follow me on twitter ( @Cosmic_Ray ) or even on Google+

  Thank you for visiting and come back soon!