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How Batman Led To A Career In Astronomy

James Wooten from the Houston Museum of Natural Science explains how an episode of the 60’s Batman TV series led him to a life in astronomy.

Batman - The Zodiac Crimes
A scene from the 1960s Batman television series called “The Zodiac Crimes.” The episode inspired James Wooten of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to a career in astronomy.

How did Batman pique James Wooten's interest in astronomy? The planetarium astronomer from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, tell us that story and shares tips on the best places to stargaze near Houston.


Brenda Ruiz

Brenda Ruiz

Supervising Producer, Houston Matters

Brenda Ruiz is the supervising producer of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Brenda is a graduate from the University of Houston's Valenti School of Communications. She graduated in 2018 with a BA in Journalism, and a minor in Psychology. She...

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