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Directory of Ambassadors: Ken Alderson
Ken Alderson
Ken Alderson
Member Since 2011

Louisville, Kentucky

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Biographical Information:

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

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