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Science Sunday: Dog Days of Summer

Post Author: Mark Dixon & Aoife Ryle

Ever wonder what our dogs see as they explore the world? In this week’s Science Sunday, Mark and Aoife talk about the differences between dog and human vision with eye anatomy models and a specially-designed camera to let you see how your dog sees. 


If you want to learn more about the science behind your favorite furry friends, check out the dog-themed science programs at the Connecticut Science Center’s Dog Days of Summer. Also, make sure to visit the Science Center for a pet adoption event with Connecticut Greyhound Adoption on Saturday, August 3 from 11AM to 3PM. 

Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological society.


Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.