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Directory of Ambassadors: Paul Verhage
Paul Verhage
Paul L. Verhage
Member Since 2005

Wilder, Idaho


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Biographical Information:

Paul Verhage is a former USAF Officer who went back to school to become a science teacher. He has taught meteorology, physical science, and electronics. His current teaching position is with the Dehryl A. Dennis Professional Technical Education Center where he teaches four separate electronics courses (DC Theory, AC Theory, Digital and Solid State, and After-Market Auto). Paul's hobbies are camping and hiking, electronics design, amateur science, and writing. He travels the western US every summer and during Christmas vacation to camp and hike in US National Parks and Forests and to visit space and science museums. Paul designs and builds printed circuit boards for his electronics hobby. He builds and programs robot and rover projects along with designing and flying functioning models of spacecraft to altitudes in excess of 100,000 feet. Many of Paul's near space flights carry experiments he designs, like miniature weather stations, cosmic ray telescopes, and imaging equipment. Paul is in the process of finishing a book on how to create and manage a program of amateur near space exploration. He currently writes the near space column for an electronics hobbyist magazine and other occasional articles in robotics, amateur radio, and cultural magazines.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Boise Skies
Treasure Valley Television

Astronomy Day
Discovery Center of Idaho

DCI Planetarium
Discovery Center of Idaho

Craters of the Moon Star Party
Craters of the Moon National Monument

Boise Skies
Discovery Center of Idaho

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Public Program -July 2006
Bruneau Dunes Observatory

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