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Directory of Ambassadors: Ken Alderson
Ken Alderson
Ken Alderson
Member Since 2011

Louisville, Kentucky


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Biographical Information:

Ken Alderson is a self-educated amateur astronomer who serves as president of the award-winning Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS). During his presidency, the LAS won the 2013 Astronomy Magazine Out of This World award, developed a forty-acre astronomy center in southern Indiana and established an Urban Astronomy Center in a state park in Louisviile.

Ken serves on the advisory board of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville. He is a docent at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville where he serves as Park Astronomer. He loves to take astronomy to the streets and enjoys presenting public outreach programs.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Eclipse Program
Nazareth Home

Lagrange Rotary Club Luncheon
John Black Community Center

Parklands of Floyds Fork Ambassador Training
PNC Achievement Center Beckley Creek Park

Solar Observing at the Bullitt County Tech Center
Bullitt County Education Center

Chuck Keeton Lecture on Gravitational Lensing
Big Bear Resort

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Constellations and Marshmallows
The Parklands at Floyds Fork

Astronomy Day at the Parklands at Beckley Creek
Nature Center

LAS Special Mtg at UAC-Steve Watson, Juno Project Engineer
Louisville Astronomical Society Urban Astronomy Center, Tom Sawyer Park

Telescopes 101, Using Your New Telescope
U of L, Rauch Planetarium

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