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Directory of Ambassadors: Ted Avraham
Ted Avraham
Ted Avraham
Member Since 2015

Rockville, Maryland

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Biographical Information:

Ted Avraham has been a space enthusiast and an amateur astronomer since 1996. He teaches space and astronomy as a hook for STEM to youngsters from kindergarten to 10th grade. Originally a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst, Ted takes joy as well as pride in his work to proliferate awareness for space. Part of Ted's outreach is done with the general public. He organizes and coordinates colloquiums, star parties, sidewalk observing sessions and satellite viewings, give lectures and more. Ted believes that space becomes so relevant to our lives, that the Informed citizen should be aware of space exploration's advantages.

Ted presented at the International Astronautical Conferences of 2013 and 2014 and will present in 2015. He escorted astronauts on visits while living overseas, traveled to be an audience to the STS-133 launch, consulted on space education matters, composed teaching materials, operated telescopes and planetariums, and always made time to answer a space question. In addition to hundreds of hours gained in teacher training seminars, Ted will complete his MA thesis on Serendipitous Learning in Science Education. He was recently appointed as a research assistant in the Physics Department at Duke University in North Carolina where he will conduct interdisciplinary research on science education.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

USA Science and Engineering Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

Dawn Gleams on Ceres
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

Solar System Research Update
Rolling Terrace Elementary School

Dawn Gleams on Ceres
Chevy Chase Community Center

Leadership in Space
Rolling Terrace Elementary School

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Solar Observing at Rockville Science Day
Montgomery College Observatory

Exploring the Universe with NASA at the Plutopalozza at APL
Plutopalooza at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Pearlstone Park

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Last Updated: 9 Feb 2018