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Burness Ansell


Ambassador Since 1999

Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Burness Ansell Burness Ansell has always had a fascination with astronomy, but his interests didn't blossom until he purchased an 8-inch telescope while in college. Even though Burness wasn't an astronomy major, he landed a job as a physics lab assistant teaching observational astronomy at the Virginia Tech observatory. In 1985, he moved to Denver and began work in aerospace engineering. Burness worked on several projects culminating with work on the Mars Global Surveyor program. Soon after arrival in Denver, Burness began volunteer work at Gates Planetarium assisting with the Colorado Skies Program. In 1990, I helped establish the International Association for Astronomical Studies. In 1995-96 he earned his Extra Class Amateur Radio license. Currently, Burness is Director of Aerospace Technologies for the IAAS, the host of the Colorado Astronomy Net and webmaster for the IAAS Monthly Astronomy Newsletter.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

IAAS Monthly Astronomy Newsletter
Web Site

IAAS Monthly Astronomy Newsletter Web Page
Web Page

IAAS Monthly Astronomy Podcast

IAAS Monthly Astronomy Podcast

Northwest Coalition Fair
North High School


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