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Anthony Pilato


Ambassador Since 2004

Danville, Virginia 24541
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Anthony Pilato Anthony Pilato's interest in astronomy began when he was 12 years old, and received his first telescope. He quickly became interested in astronomy and astrophotography, and built a 10 Inch Newtonian Reflector. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology for photo science and engineering, and spent 20 years in photographic manufacturing, holding positions which ranged from process engineering to operations management. He was the Vice President of the Kopernik Astronomical Society and had volunteered for over 6 years at Kopernik Observatory. Anthony made a career change, and was the Astronomer/Lead Educator at Kopernik Observatory and Space Education Center for several years. Anthony has now moved to South Central Virginia and has retired to pursue education in cosmology, quantum physics, and Mayan archaeology. He is continuing his hobbies which include long exposure film astrophotography of deep sky objects.



Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

A Tail of Two Comets
Lackawanna State Park

Mars Curiosity

The Cassini Mission and the Flyby of Phoebe
Kopernik Space Science Center

The Deep Impact Mission
Kopernik Space Science Center

What's the Latest from Mars
Kopernik Space Science Center


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