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Lesley Simanton-Coogan is the Planetarium Director and a Lecturer at the University of North Georgia in the Department of Physics. She received her B.A. degree in physics at Albion College (Albion, MI) and her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH). She has researched populations of star clusters and galaxy evolution. Currently, she is working on science outreach through the planetarium and learning animation techniques for planetarium graphics. She is also the PR chair for the nonprofit organization the Dahlonega Science Council, which promotes science literacy in North GA through the Dahlonega Science Cafe and the Dahlonega Science Festival.
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