In awe of the starry sky for as long as he can remember and inspired at a young age by the Apollo flights to the Moon, Ron Rosano has closely followed NASA and other space missions ever since. Ron was active with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in the 1990's, and built a 10" "Dobsonian" telescope with John Dobson in 1993.
He began working with The Astronomical Society of the Pacific's (ASP) Project Astro in 1995, and since then has conducted astronomy lessons and led space-related discussions with many thousands of K-12 students and with the public. Ron also serves on the Advisory Council of the ASP.
Ron works for a small real estate company, and also pursues interests in music, photography, and the outdoors. He has a reservation to fly into space with a company offering suborbital spaceflights, and also has a reservation for a trip to 100,000' in the stratosphere; he hopes to make those trips in 2020 or soon after.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Journey to Mars Corte Madera Public Library
January 2009 Night Sky Viewing Redwood High School
Total Eclipse Preview at Muir Beach Community Center Muir Beach Community Center
2015 Novato Space Festival The Space Station Museum
Wild space: the laws of space travel (interview for internet video series) Oxford University