Ken Alderson is a self-educated amateur astronomer who serves as president of the award-winning Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS). During his presidency, the LAS won the 2013 Astronomy Magazine Out of This World award, developed a forty-acre astronomy center in southern Indiana and established an Urban Astronomy Center in a state park in Louisviile.
Ken serves on the advisory board of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville. He is a docent at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville where he serves as Park Astronomer. He loves to take astronomy to the streets and enjoys presenting public outreach programs.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Pluto Palooza at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium University of Louisville
Patoka Lake Star Party Patoka Lake State Park
Public Star Party at the Urban Astronomy Center Urban Astronomy Center
JPL Software Engineer Steve Watson Talk on Juno Mission to Jupiter LAS Urban Astronomy Center
East Louisville Rotary Club Star Party Urban Astronomy Center
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
Telescopes 101, Using Your New Telescope U of L, Rauch Planetarium
Constellations and Marshmallows The Parklands at Floyds Fork
Astronomy Day at the Parklands at Beckley Creek Nature Center
LAS Special Mtg at UAC-Steve Watson, Juno Project Engineer Louisville Astronomical Society Urban Astronomy Center, Tom Sawyer Park