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Directory of Ambassadors: William Mitchell
William Mitchell
William O. Mitchell
Member Since 2010

Saginaw, Michigan


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Biographical Information:

William Mitchell's interest in astronomy and space exploration began during the early years of the Space Race and the Apollo landings on the Moon. As a youngster, Mitchell sent original rocket designs to (then) President Eisenhower and used a first telescope to photograph the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter.

Today – as a retired astronomy professional, informal educator, and life-long learner – Mitchell shares his specialized NASA/JPL/NSF knowledge and training with groups of all ages as a Solar System Ambassador.
“Right now is the busiest, most fruitful, and most exciting time in the history of space exploration. An armada of spacecraft delivers a steady stream of images and data to Earth with countless new discoveries and – of course – great new mysteries. As a Solar System Ambassador, my goal is to share the excitement of the newest space exploration and discovery with you. I want to engage and enthuse you with lively presentations, hands-on STEM activities, and mind-blowing demonstrations. Let’s get together on an unforgettable journey…”
NASA/JPL missions exploring Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Asteroids, Comets, Earth, the Sun and the Universe provide the scientific background and training for Mitchell’s SSA presentations and hands-on STEM activities.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Roaring Rockets
Raucholz Memorial Library

Space & Earth Explorers
Delta College

Adventure in the Solar System
Delta College Planetarium

Giant Worlds
Midland Center for Arts

To the Planets and Beyond
Midland Center for the Arts

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2019