First of all, let me say "Welcome!" This site relates to my participation in the Solar System Ambassador Program. Here you will find information about the program itself, links about NASA missions, and general astronomy information that I hope is both interesting and useful.
Many of you may be wondering, "Just what IS a Solar System Ambassador?" If so, you might enjoy checking out the home page for the Solar System Ambassadors Program.
As a Solar System Ambassador, I give presentations on NASA missions and space exploration to groups large and small. Thanks to the added exposure I get as a Solar System Ambassador, I was invited to assist a local Boy Scout troop in meeting the requirements for their Astronomy Merit Badges. I have since then created presentations for Scout groups of all ages to help them meet the requirements for the various astronomy and space exploration awards available to them. I have also coordinated Space Day Celebrations and essay contests (with great prizes!) at local schools.
In connection with my fascination with space exploration and history, I am been very, very lucky to meet several astronauts. These brave men and women are true heroes, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet and talk with them. Feel free to browse through my gallery of experiences - hopefully, I will be able to travel more and add to this gallery as time permits.
One of my hobbies is astrophotography. I am definitely a "rank amateur," as the saying goes, but I'm having a great time with it. You can see some of my work on my Astrophotography page.