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Directory of Ambassadors: Nancy Cooper
Nancy Cooper
Nancy L. Cooper
Member Since 2011

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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Biographical Information:

Nancy Cooper has had a life long love of science investigations, the stars and the search for life beyond our planet. She got her start as a teen working at her local planetarium in upstate New York, where her enthusiasm led her to became director of her college planetarium developing astronomy outreach education programs for the community and beyond. She received a BA in biology with a special interest in astrobiology, that took her to extremophile research in the former NASA (Viking Mission era) scientist, Wolf Vishniac's laboratory, to research on extremophiles in the Antarctic at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. A love and enthusiasm for bringing the excitement of scientific exploration and discovery to the masses brought her to teaching marine biology, environmental science and astronomy for all ages in the Puget Sound region for the past two decades. In the past decade Nancy has been a volunteer presenter for the University of Washington's Astronomy Department's Planetarium K-12 outreach education program and a volunteer in local schools connecting teachers and students with NASA's exciting missions to the stars.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Night Sky: Stars & Planets
UW Planetarium K-12 Outreach

Mercury Transit
North Kitsap High School

NASA STEM Careers & Solar System Explorations
Mountain View Middle School Career Day

Exploring Our Solar System
UW Planetarium K-12 Outreach

Exploring Our Solar System
UW Planetarium K-12 Outreach

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

UW First Friday Public Planetarium Shows
University of Washington Planetarium

UW First Friday Public Planetarium Shows
University of Washington Planetarium

Invisible Astronomy
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Eclipse Across America Presentation
North Olympic Library System - Port Angeles Main Library

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