During her over thirty years of teaching, Dayle Brown specialized in planetarium education, finding that a planetarium is the perfect classroom for teaching astronomy related subjects. She discovered that storytelling becomes even more magical while gazing up at a starry sky. Storytelling is a wonderful way to introduce children to past and present cultures of the world.
In 1993 and 1994 Ms. Brown served as co-director of NSF Leadership Institutes in astronomy and space science, and in 2001 was a writer for Indiana Science Curriculum Frameworks Document.
As the owner/director of Pegasus Productions, Ms. Brown provides astronomy related presentations to schools and the public. She presents papers and workshops about planetarium education and storytelling under the stars at professional conferences.
Ms. Brown left the classroom to continue her work as a planetarium educator and to pursue her love of art. Her award winning watercolor paintings have shown in area museums and galleries. She has received commissions and grants for her artwork.
Currently, Ms. Brown serves as president-elect of the Great Lakes Planetarium Society, past president on the Board of Directors of the South Bend Museum of Art, recording secretary for the Art League (auxiliary to the SBMA), and Chair of the Garden Search committee for the Art League’s “Arts in Bloom” Garden Walk.
Ms. Brown lives with her husband, David Piser, in South Bend, IN. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren as well as pursuing their many interests.