Chris Thompson is a Human Resources professional with a passion for the United States' space program. He holds a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a BS in Psychology. He has taught for Georgia State University's Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders as well as numerous classroom presentations to public schools in several states over the past 25 years.
Chris is Past President of the Meteorite Association of Georgia and a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association. He is an active collector, and enjoys sharing his material through hands-on activities with students of all ages. His work experience includes time at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. His interest in the space program began as a child watching the earliest US manned flights and has continued to grow through opportunities to experience space program launches from Florida and attend lectures by astronauts and space program participants at public venues including NASA Centers.
Becoming a Solar System Ambassador allows Chris to share his love of space with more people through the activities with partner institutions in the Atlanta area.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
60 Seconds of Science - Germs in Space Brumby Elementary School
Meteorite Day at Tellus Tellus Science Center
Southern Skies Star Party Zulu Nyala lodge
The Solar System Rocks! Sewell Mill Public Library
OSIRIS-REx overview Southern Area Rocketry launch day
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
NASA @ My Library: Science Sandbox Gwinnett County Public Library - Hamilton Mill Branch