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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:

Night Skies Under Sail
Lake Huron - Saginaw Bay (8x)

International Astronomy Day
Delta College Planetarium

Michigan Astronomy Night
Bay City State Recreation Area

Moon and Star Sail
Lake Huron / Saginaw Bay

Planet Parade
Delta Planetarium

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

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