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Local Park City author getting kids into the cosmos with new book

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Many of us can recall a time that we got turned onto space. Whether a shooting star streaked across the sky or we got to see a spaceship launched during the Gemini or Apollo missions or perhaps we looked through a powerful telescope.

Local Park City resident and author Eric Garen has written a book called "Poems of the Planets" for young people interested in the cosmos.

You can find "Poems of the Planets" locally at Dolly's Bookstore or JW Allen and Sons in Park City.

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.