K-12 and Higher Education

Edna DeVore, a leader in astronomy and astrobiology education, retires

The night sky of the Eastern Sierra foothills nurtured young Edna Turner’s love of astronomy with inspiring views of stars, planets and galaxies.  As a member of a cattle ranching family, she raised and showed Hereford cattle in 4-H, sending her on a leadership trajectory.  She made time to learn to play piano and guitar, and to excel in academics, graduating high school at age 16. Edna went on…