“Pranvera Hyseni – is a global science popularizer, and the Founder and Director of “Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo”.
Hyseni started showing an interest in astronomy at the early age of three, while Kosovo was still facing the Serbian conflict in the late 90’s. As a young kid, she grew up in a farm, taking advantage of breathtaking, dark night skies, which captured her attention. She also attributes her inspiration from an uncle who showed her an eclipse of the sun from reflected sunlight in a bucket of water.
Pranvera is credited with bringing the science of astronomy to the citizens of Kosovo as well as people around the world by developing an effective and sustainable astronomy outreach program.”
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Connect with Pranvera on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranvera-hyseni-877027155/
Jatan Mehta (blog.jatan.space/about) is an independent, globally published space exploration writer and the Contributing Editor for The Planetary Society.
In particular, he writes Moon Monday (blog.jatan.space/s/moon-monday/archive), the world’s only newsletter dedicated to covering our renewed, worldwide return to exploring our Moon, including plans to return humans this decade.
J. Dianne Dotson is the science fiction, fantasy, and horror author of The Shadow Galaxy: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry (March 3, 2023; Trepidatio Publishing); The Inn at the Amethyst Lantern (Autumn 2023; Android Press), a YA Lunarpunk novel; and the space opera series The Questrison Saga® (Heliopause; Ephemeris; Accretion; and Luminiferous).
Dianne dreamed up other worlds and their characters as a child in the 1980s in East Tennessee. She formed her own neighborhood astronomy club before age 10, to educate her friends about the universe. In addition to writing stories, she drew and painted her characters, designed their outrageous space fashions, and created travel guides and glossaries for the worlds she invented.
Dianne’s short fiction is featured in anthologies and magazines. She holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and spent several years working in both ecological and clinical research. Dianne is also a science writer for online publications and is an artist. She is known for writing characters people fall in love with, in extraordinary settings with intricate world-building.
As a convention guest, Dianne provides insight into science fiction writing and characters (featured at San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, Cymera Festival in Scotland, and BristolCon in England), the science of science fiction films, and offers lectures on world-building and workshops at conventions about social media for writers.
Dianne is a member of the Science Fiction Writers Association, the Horror Writers Association, the British Science Fiction Association, and the British Fantasy Society. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, and in Bristol, England, and is engaged to British science fiction author Gareth L. Powell.