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Bonnie Walters
 

     
 

Ambassador Since 2003

 
   
Camarillo, California 93010
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Biographical Information:

 

 
Photo of Ambassador Bonnie Walters I have been interested in astronomy all my life. My family camped at almost every National Park over the western half of the US each summer. While camping, I loved lying awake and looking up at the night sky. I purchased my first telescope in 1988 and never looked down again. In 1989, I took an astronomy class at Moorpark College and joined the Ventura County Astronomical Society. At that time, I started doing simple astrophotography using a star tracker I made as an extra astronomy lab project. It was so exciting getting my first photos back. After viewing and photographing the 1991 solar eclipse in Cabo San Lucas, I took a 9 year break from astronomy to expandmy family. In 2000, I rejoined the land of the living, and am actively picking up where I left off. I took a workshop at JPL this last summer on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Robotics Program. I will be running the MER program in my childrensschool this year. I also assist the teachers with researching and implementing astronomy projects and activities. After 6 months of hard work, I became a Telescopes In Education (TIE) volunteer technical operator on the 24 inch telescope at Mt. Wilson. Through TIE, I bring the excitement of astronomy to students around the world as they remotely operate the 24 inch telescope I already feel like an ambassador for astronomy and the US. Being a JPL Solar System Ambassador is just the icing on the cake!!
 

 

Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

 
   
Vagabonds of the Solar System
Ventura College

Apollo Lunar Samples and Exploration
Ventura County Astronomical Society

Mars Up Close
Ventura County Astronomical Society

Lunar Exploration with Lunar Sample Discs
Vista Fundamental

Apollo Lunar Samples and Exploration
Vista Fundamental School

 
 

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