Jim Sweitzer

Jim Sweitzer

Founder of Science Communications Consultants (SCC)
Jim Sweitzer

James Sweitzer, Ph.D. (U. Chicago, 1978, Astrophysics) began his career at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, where he served as Assistant Director. After 10 years as a museum professional, Jim returned to the University of Chicago to help create the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica. In 1996, Jim became the Science Project Director to create the new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Returning to Chicago in 2002, he directed DePaul University’s NASA Space Science Center. In 2004, Jim launched Science Communications Consultants (SCC), a firm that advises on the building and renovation of planetariums, museums and science centers around the world. In 2007, Jim joined the Climate Reality Project where he was trained by Vice President Al Gore. Since 2016, he has been teaching astronomy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well.

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