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Directory of Ambassadors: Dale Hawkins
Dale Hawkins
Dale C. Hawkins
Member Since 2014

Tehachapi, California


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Biographical Information:

Dale Hawkins is a retired electronics engineer and aviator who has been cheering for NASA since the days of Gemini and Mariner 4. He began his career in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service in 1975. After an early retirement for medical reasons, he was quickly recruited as a volunteer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he became an aviator, flight instructor, communications specialist, and flotilla commander.

Dale continued his engineering career as a civilian in biomedical electronics, earning a patent for a safe medical device interconnection system, sat on a number of international standards committees, and headed up a team to design a medical infusion pump for the International Space Station.

Today Dale lives in Tehachapi, California, where he enjoys supporting local youth activities, including representing the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is also an avid astronomer, enjoys writing, plays chess, and teaches martial arts.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Brite Lake Star-B-Que
Brite Lake

Kiwanis Presentation -- James Webb Space Telescope
Big Papa's

Tehachapi Sky Watch Article: Orion EFT-1 -- One Giant Leap Back Into Deep Space
Tehachapi Loop newspaper

Optics Introduction for 9th Graders
Tehachapi High School

Aviator Park Star Party
Tehachapi Airport

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Tehachapi High School Spring Telescope Clinic
Tehachapi High School

Tehachapi High School Telescope Clinic and Star Party
Tehachapi High School

Super Science Saturday
Tehachap High School,

Aviator Park Star Party
Tehachapi Airport

Optics Introduction 9th Grade
Tehachapi High School

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Last Updated: 15 Feb 2017