Grant Tandy's love for astronomy began with his innate curiosity of the natural world. He always wanted to know how things work and why. Once discovering the vastness and wonder of astronomy it quickly became a passion for him, leading to a career in teaching public astronomy programs.
In 2014 he began his career after being offered a job as a member of the Oregon Observatory staff and spent 3 years aligning telescopes to a wide variety of celestial objects for guests to enjoy. In this capacity, he guides visitors and answer questions about the night sky, in a journey that starts when you enter the observatory and ends in wonder and awe of our place in the universe.
He has since transitioned into directing programs and operations of the newly built "Hopservatory" in Bend Oregon, the facility has pre-owned 16" reflecting Ritchey-Chretién telescope was restored by Optical Guidance Systems and he runs Solar viewing and Nightly viewing programs nearly 7 days a week, weather dependent.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Space Week The Cottage Daycare
Prineville Reservoir Star Party Prineville Reservoir State Park
Observatory Public Viewing (December 2018) Worthy Garden Club Observatory
Observatory Public Viewing (November 2018) Worthy Garden Club Observatory
Observatory Public Viewing (September 2018) Worthy Garden Club Observatory