COLUMBUS (WCMH)–COSI recently selected OSU astrophysicist Paul Sutter as their first chief scientist.

Sutter, 33, grew up in Lancaster, and completed his academic studies at the University of Illinois, and then spent time in Paris and Italy, studying the intriguing complexities of the universe.

He returned to Columbus as a visiting professor at OSU in 2010, and says he will bring university colleagues together with COSI teams to further public science knowledge through accessible programs.

Sutter said his initial goal is to produce even more content for the museum promises to “produce more content … think of creative ideas … to make sure that the science is always at the top of its game.”

A new planetarium show is one of the highlights that Sutter feels makes outer space a little closer and accessible, focused on whether there is life out there yet to be discovered. He hopes to bring the latest science news to the theater, with a green screen much like the way we present the weather on NBC4.What others are clicking on: