Damian Allis is a quantum chemist by profession, a drummer by practice, and an amateur astronomer at heart.
He currently directs a Syracuse-based amateur astronomy group dedicated to outreach through lectures and viewing events. He is also a member of several other Central New York clubs (Kopernik Astronomical Society, Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society, the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science) and encourage any and all to support their local societies through membership! Damian also volunteers his time at the Museum of Science and Technology (The MOST) in Syracuse.
During the day (and overcast nights), he's a Research Professor of Chemistry at Syracuse University, Research Fellow with the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, bioinformaticist, and independent researcher in an international nanotechnology consortium.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Upstate NY stargazing in October: The Orionids, International Observe the Moon Night syracuse.com, newyorkupstate.com
Upstate NY Stargazing in April: The Lyrid meteor shower syracuse.com, newyorkupstate.com
Stargazing in Upstate NY: What to see in the night skies July 28 to August 4 syracuse.com, newyorkupstate.com
Stargazing in Upstate NY: Where to find solar eclipse parties syracuse.com, newyorkupstate.com
November Stargazing in Upstate NY: Catch the sometimes roaring Leonids syracuse.com, newyorkupstate.com