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Directory of Ambassadors: John Martinez
John Martinez
John Martinez
Member Since 2017

Metairie, Louisiana

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Biographical Information:

John Martinez has been passionate about astronomy and space since his first view of Saturn through a childhood telescope, becoming his gateway into science and a lifelong journey of personal discovery and learning. He was a young teenager during NASA’s Apollo Moon landing missions, and they had an awe inspiring effect on his imaginings of what else might be “out there” in the Solar System and beyond, waiting to be discovered.

For many years John was the Project Manager of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. LCOGT’s science mission focused on discovery and/or characterization of exoplanets, supernovae, and near-earth objects. To this end, he was deeply engaged with the design, fabrication, and deployment of their 1-meter class research telescopes and observatories to various mountaintop sites in the U.S. and around the globe. Currently John serves as a volunteer astronomy lab technician at the University of New Orleans, and operator of its Lakefront campus observatory and telescope.

John has participated in hundreds of astronomy engagements with school groups and the general public. There is nothing he enjoys more than sharing with others our human mission to explore, through telescope and spacecraft, this Solar System and Universe we call home.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Helping Make Nature Natural for African American Urban Children
Hawkins Elementary School Autorium, 526 Forrest Street

STEM Day at the Louisiana Children's Museum
Louisiana Children's Museum

UNO Observatory Open House and Lecture
UNO campus science building

Better Than Hubble: The James Webb Space Telescope
Iberia Parish Public Library

"Coming Soon: The James Webb Space Telescope"
The 2019 Deep South Star Gaze

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