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Directory of Ambassadors: Tony LaConte
Tony LaConte
Tony LaConte
Member Since 2002

Glendale, Arizona


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Biographical Information:

Tony LaConte has been an amateur astronomer for almost 50 years. From his first look through the family telescope, which was of Saturn, he was hooked. While growing up he read every book available on the planets, stars, deep space, and the constellations. An Electronic Engineer working on contracts with the U.S. Navy, Tony developed sonar systems. He also worked on computer and display systems for commercial aircraft and the International Space Station. Today, Tony has a personal library of more than 300 books, dozens of audio tapes, videos and DVD's, and a slide collection of more than 7000 professional slides from major observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. His avid reading and many years of telescope and binocular observing has built a solid base which his public programs are presented. What were once quiet evenings in backyard has turned into public and private stargazing events for hundreds of families, scout groups, schools, and corporate organizations. Tony also presents daytime solar viewing; portable planetarium programs; and hands-on classroom activities for schools and homeschool groups; and lectures to youth and community groups.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Car Club Star Party
Private Home

Backyard Stargazing
Glendale Library

What's Up Tonight
Sun City Kiwanis Club

Halloween Stargazing
Front sidewalk at my home

National Astronomy Day
Challenger Space Center

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Family Space Night 2016
BASIS Mesa Charter School

Family Space Night 4.0
BASIS Mesa Charter School

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