Ryan Wyatt is Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco), and Founding Director and Vice President of IMERSA. He assumed his current role in April 2007, and has written and directed the Academy's fulldome features, Fragile Planet (2008), Life: A Cosmic Story (2010), Earthquake (2012), Habitat Earth (2015) and Incoming (2016). Prior to arriving in San Francisco, Wyatt worked for six years as a science visualizer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; previously, he opened technologically-advanced planetariums in Phoenix, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Wyatt's professional interests include making research data sets accessible to the general public, and developing standards and best practices in the fulldome video community. He has written for Natural History magazine and the Informal Learning Review about the role of modern planetariums in bringing cutting edge science to a variety of audiences, and his Visualizing Science blog provides an informal look at his ideas and opinions related to visual representations of science. Wyatt also indulges avid enthusiasm for archeoastronomy, the history of science, and intersections between art and science.