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Victoria Alten Sahami, M.S.

Victoria Alten Sahami, M.S. is an alumna of the University of Colorado astrophysics program. Over the years she has taught numerous astronomy courses, worked as a solar observer at Mt. Wilson Observatory, worked as a tour guide at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, researched and discovered more than 40 new astronomical objects (Herbig-Haro objects), launched UV telescope payloads on rockets from the outback of Australia, and spent countless long cold nights at telescopes observing everything from geosynchronous satellites to star formation regions. Currently, Vicky leads tours to see total solar eclipses and astronomical sites. Tours that she has led include Venezuela (1996), Turkey (1999 and 2006), the Australia (2002 and 2012), Mongolia (2008), China (2009), Easter Island (2010), Svalbard (2015), USA (2017), and the American Southwest tour (2001). When she is not leading tours, Vicky teaches courses at local universities and Planetariums and gives invited lectures. She is currently teaching General Astronomy at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.