Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM EST


The New York Times Magazine

and the James Webb Telescope

This very special presentation for all ages and interests will be shown on our big screen at the Martz-Kohl Observatory and available online via Zoom. You are encouraged to come to the observatory to virtually meet Kate LaRue and join in our always lively Q&A after her talk. Later, if the weather cooperates, we offer tours and viewing opportunities through the big telescopes. Dress appropriately for the weather as if you were outside. While the classroom is heated, the domes are not.

Kate LaRue will briefly walk through the history of, explain how one ambitious article — Snowfall — changed the course of interactive storytelling- and Kate says her own career. She will then do a case study of how one of the NY Times Magazine’s latest features, “A Beginner’s Guide to Looking at the Universe” came to be.

Kate LaRue is a designer and journalist from Toronto, Canada. She’s worked for National Geographic, FiveThirtyEight, The Globe and Mail, Corus Entertainment, and once started a boutique design firm with a few friends called morel. She has a BA in social anthropology from Dalhousie University in Halifax and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri—Columbia. She’s currently the digital art director for The New York Times Magazine in New York.


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Time: January 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM, Eastern Time

Topic: Kate LaRue
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