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Directory of Ambassadors: John McLaren
John McLaren
John McLaren
Member Since 2016

Kent, Washington


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Biographical Information:

Watching the early space program as a youth ignited John McLaren's passion for space and flying. Growing up near Chicago, he was able to take classes at the Adler Planetarium. He worked to buy a 6-inch telescope in grade school, learned to fly in high school, and became an aerospace engineer. Over the years John has been able to teach pilots to fly in small two seat airplanes and in jet simulators, while bringing home a bigger telescope from time to time.

John enjoys seeing and photographing the universe. He also enjoys public outreach star parties where he has been able to give people perhaps their first close up view of the Moon, a planet, or a galaxy. Sharing knowledge is fun.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Transit of Mercury viewing
Meridian Middle School

The Juno Mission
Boeing Employees Astronomical Society

Solar Exploration
University of Washington, Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102

Solar Exploration Presentation
Lake Hills Library

Astronomy Photo of the Day
Seattle Astronomical Societey Meeting

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Covington Community Park Star Party
Covington Community Park

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Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017