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Directory of Ambassadors: Tony Rice
Tony Rice
Tony Rice
Member Since 2010

Cary, North Carolina


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Biographical Information:

Tony Rice is an information security engineer and Virginia Tech alumni working at a telecommunications company in Research Triangle Park, NC. His career has spanned various areas of research and development in software engineering, analytics, and information security.

Tony speaks in area classrooms, museums and libraries. He also helps broadcast meteorologists across the country share the night sky with their viewers. He is also frequent guest on local television news in Raleigh, North Carolina discussing current NASA missions and astronomical phenomenon and been known to hold impromptu sidewalk astronomy sessions with passers-by.

His proudest moment so far is leading an event with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC for over 800 visitors on the Space Shuttle program leading up to the launch of the final mission.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Robots on Mars
Duke School

Solstice reminds us of sunlight's wave patterns
WRAL-TV

Juno, unlocking Jupiter's secrets
Chapel Hill Astronomy Club

WeatherBrains 641
Birmingham Cable, YouTube Live and iTunes Podcast

WeatherBrains 701
Birmingham Cable, YouTube Live and iTunes Podcast

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Benefit for the Robeson Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Space Observation Lab Opening
Nature Research Center

Astronomy Days 2013
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Liftoff NC
NC Museum Of History

Astronomy Days
NC Museum of Science 10 West Jones Street

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Last Updated: 1 Aug 2019