John Conrad followed his childhood interest in space and spaceflight through Astronautical Engineering degrees at the US Air Force Academy and Purdue University straight into leadership in unmanned space programs for the Air Force and NASA. Now retired, his extensive career experiences never wandered far from technology development and application, in Aerospace and Defense as well as IT and Energy and Security programs. His life-long learning (formal and informal) and accumulated tools, have enabled him to make frequent presentations to orient and promote science applications and solutions to a variety of audiences. His most recently used platforms include telescopes and binoculars to share his knowledge and love of astronomy and cosmology. John is eager to speak to your group as a NASA/JPL Ambassador - bringing you the expertise of NASA scientists and engineers, providing insights into US progress in exploring space.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
Cassini-Huygens: Focus on Titan Delaware Astronomical Society
Rocket Science 101 - Getting Into Space ChesMont Astronomical Society
Getting to Know the Clear Night Sky Janssen Biotech (Johnson & Johnson) pharmaceutical company)
Great Balls of Fire - Asteroids and Comets Delaware Museum of Natural History
Main Belt Comets and Active Asteroids Chester County Astronomical Soc.
Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:
Philadelphia Science Festival Independence Seaport Museum