Ward Beecher Planetarium Staff: 

(left to right) Jill Mogg, Administrative Assistant;
Curt Spivey, Planetarium Engineer;
Dr. Patrick Durrell, Planetarium Director/Professor of Astronomy;
Dr. John Feldmeier, Professor of Astronomy;
Tiffany Stone Wolbrecht, Planetarium Lecturer.
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Tiffany Stone Wolbrecht
Planetarium Lecturer

Born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tiffany ventured north for school and completed her Physics degree at Penn State, The Behrend College in 2013. During her time at Penn State, she conducted research on exoplanets using the emerging data from NASA's Kepler mission. Tiffany worked through graduate school at the Edinboro University Planetarium where she discovered her passion for astronomy education. After graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a MEd in Secondary Instruction in 2015, Tiffany joined the Ward Beecher Team and hasn’t stopped looking up since.
Curt Spivey
Planetarium Engineer

A native of Columbus, Curt graduated from Ohio State in 1992 with a degree in Astronomy. He began his career at COSI before heading to Charleston, WV in 1996 where he honed his astronomical skills at Sunrise Museum, which included a small planetarium that opened in 1962. In 2003 Sunrise Museum moved to a new downtown facility, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. There, Curt was first the assistant manager and then the manager of the ElectricSky Theater, a combination planetarium and giant screen film theater. In 2007 he moved to Hickory, NC, where he helped open the brand new Millholland Planetarium at the Catawba Science Center. In 2009 Curt returned to his native state to join the team at the Ward Beecher Planetarium.