Michelle Nichols

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Michelle Nichols is Master Educator at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, and has worked at the Adler for more than twenty years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University.

Ms. Nichols specializes in informal education (i.e., “out-of-school-time” education). She has developed, facilitated, and evaluated hundreds of astronomy, space exploration, and history of astronomy activities for audiences ranging from early elementary children to adults.

Ms. Nichols has served as an advisor for several children’s books: Superfast Rockets, Space: Surviving in Zero
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