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Directory of Ambassadors: Dale Hawkins
Dale Hawkins
Dale C. Hawkins
Member Since 2014

Tehachapi, California

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Biographical Information:

Dale Hawkins is a retired electronics engineer and aviator who has been cheering for NASA since the days of Gemini and Mariner 4. He began his career in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service in 1975. After an early retirement for medical reasons, he was quickly recruited as a volunteer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he became an aviator, flight instructor, communications specialist, and flotilla commander.

Dale continued his engineering career as a civilian in biomedical electronics, earning a patent for a safe medical device interconnection system, sat on a number of international standards committees, and headed up a team to design a medical infusion pump for the International Space Station.

Today Dale lives in Tehachapi, California, where he enjoys supporting local youth activities, including representing the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is also an avid astronomer, enjoys writing, plays chess, and teaches martial arts.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Tehachapi High School Spring Telescope Clinic
Tehachapi High School

Tehachapi Sky Watch article: "California Dreamin' "
Tehachapi Loop Newspaper

Community Stargazing at Aviator Park
Aviator Park, Tehachapi Municipal Airport

Tehachapi Sky Watch Article - eclipse
The Loop Newspaper

Tehachapi Sky Watch Article - eclipse
The Loop Newspaper

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Tehachapi High School Telescope Clinic and Star Party
Tehachapi High School

Aviator Park Star Party
Tehachapi Airport

Super Science Saturday
Tehachap High School,

Tehachapi High School Spring Telescope Clinic
Tehachapi High School

Optics Introduction 9th Grade
Tehachapi High School

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Last Updated: 15 Feb 2017