Experts in the Field of Astronomy
Sibbernsen, lecturer of astronomy at UNL, formerly served as space and technology coordinator at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland and was the outreach coordinator for the NASA Nebraska Space Grant office in Omaha. He has traveled throughout Nebraska performing hundreds of high-energy, hands-on science demonstrations for students of all ages. He has appeared on national television and was a regular fixture as "the science guy" on the Morning Blend, a TV talk show in Omaha. From 2011 to 2014, he was a lead instructor for Nebraska BLAST!, a NASA-funded program that trains teachers about robotics, rocketry, aviation and space science. His section, "Cosmic Connections," focused on astronomy and space science. Sibbernsen runs the NASA Nebraska High Altitude Ballooning Program, launching scientific payloads into space, and he is the CEO for the public Branched Oak Observatory northwest of Lincoln.
Harbison spent years studying the rings of Saturn, using data collected by the Cassini spacecraft's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. Harbison also presented programs on the August 2017 total solar eclipse, which was visible from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Lee serves as coordinator of the student observatory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and teaches several astronomy courses.