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Directory of Ambassadors: Shannon Morgan
Shannon Morgan
Shannon Morgan
Member Since 2018

Durham, North Carolina


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Biographical Information:

As a child, the exploration missions of Voyager, Pioneer, and Viking captured Shannon's imagination as few other things have. The images sent to Earth inspired a passion for astronomy and natural sciences that continues to shape her life. After deciding astronomy was more her speed than astronaut, she studied physics with a concentration in astronomy at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Before ASU's Dark Sky Observatory had a warm room, she also did unintentional first hand research with hypothermia sitting at the telescopes during the long winter nights. Shannon is now a systems administrator and shares her passion for astronomy via astrophotography and can always be counted on to know when the International Space Station or an Iridium flare can be seen from her neighborhood.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Mars!
Carol Woods Building 1 Classroom, 104 Harnkess Circle

Earth and Space Day at The Lab
Museum of Life and Science

Jupiter Rising
Valley Springs Park

Earthrise: The Documentary
The Carolina Theater of Durham

Exploring Space
Rogers-Herr Middle School

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Night Sky at the Eno
West Point on the Eno Park - Environmental Education Pavilion

That's no Moon!
West Point on the Eno Park - Environmental Education Pavilion

Statewide Star Party (Old North Durham Park)
310 W Geer St

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019