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Directory of Ambassadors: Ron Hobbs
Ron Hobbs
Dr. Ron Hobbs
Member Since 2001

Seattle, Washington


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Biographical Information:

As a young man, Ron wanted to go to Mars. When that turned out to be unlikely he began exploring the planet of his birth, hiking and climbing the mountains of North America. He never lost his interest in the other worlds of the Solar System however, and in 2000 he discovered that NASA was recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to share the excitement of space exploration with the general public. That led to volunteering and then working for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, hosting astronauts, astronomers and planetary scientists for Public Programs. Currently, Ron teaches classes for Bellevue College’s TELOS Retiree Education program, for Seattle Central College’s new Senior Series, and for other retiree education venues, as well as volunteering for the Museum of Flight.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Discovery Corps Presentation
Pacific Science Center

Pluto and the Ice Dwarves
The Gardens at Town Square

Pluto System Update
National Space Society - Seattle Chapter

Cassini's Grand Finale: Overview and Challenges
Everett Astronomical Society

Moon Workshop
The Museum of Flight

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

JPL Open House
JPL Open House

2017 Solar Eclipse Across America
Port Angeles Public Library

JPL Open House
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Astronaut Remembrance Presentation
Museum of Flight

Explore JPL 2018
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Last Updated: 1 Oct 2019