Until his retirement in November, 2014, Rich Heuermann served as the Administrative Officer of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Outreach Program Coordinator for the NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. An active member of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society for many years, he has continued involvement in astronomy outreach programs, presenting lectures and assisting with star parties - public telescope observing sessions.
Mr. Heuermann holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, both in Physics. He has taught evening courses in astronomy and planetary sciences at Washington University and the University of Missouri. Prior to his thirty-year term at Washington University, he served as the assistant director of the McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis. There he managed the Planetarium's exhibits program, developed special events, and scripted some of its planetarium programs.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
"Hot topics" Educator Workshop Institute for School Partnerships, 6601 Vernon Avenue
Stars and the Solar System - 5th grade astronomy program Eureka Elementary School
American Radio Relay League Microwave Update 2016 Holiday Inn Airport West, 3400 Rider Trail South
Stars and the Solar System - 5th grade astronomy program Uthoff Valley Elementary School
Eclipse Awareness - Oak Bend Library Branch Oak Bend Branch, St. Louis County Library