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Directory of Ambassadors: Tom Heisey
Tom Heisey
Tom Heisey
Member Since 2003

Lubbock, Texas


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Biographical Information:

I got my first interest in astronomy and space exploration while growing up with the first manned missions. In high school, I learned more through science courses and trips to museums and planetariums. I joined the US Air Force and had the opportunity to observe pristine skies (some were hundreds of miles from the nearest village!) with a trusty set of binoculars. As I traveled to different countries, my interests changed and I moved away from astronomy. After retiring from the Air Force, I started work on my degree and took a course in planetary geology, which re-ignited my interest in astronomy. I joined the local astronomy club, purchased a telescope and dove in head-long. I'm a bit of an equipment geek and enthusiastically share my love of the skies with the public. To support my equipment purchases, I'm the IT Manager for the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

South Plains Astronomy Club
YWCA Lubbock

3rd Friday Star Party
Tech Terrace City Park

Public Star Party
Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus

Upward Bound
Texas Tech University classrooms

SPAC monthly meeting
St John's UMC

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR)
College campus, various classrooms

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