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Dave Leake


New Ambassador For 2014

Champaign, Illinois 61822
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Dave Leake David Leake went through grade school watching the Apollo Moon missions in class which gave him an initial interest in the space program. In fifth grade, he saw his first constellation which begin a lifelong interest in astronomy. After majoring in physics as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Dave worked in industry for six years before taking a pay cut to live the dream and work at a planetarium. Dave has been sharing the stars with kids of all ages at the Staerkel Planetarium in Champaign, Illinois for 24 years. He also serves as current president (and co-founder) of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society and current president of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Market at the Square
Lincoln Square Shopping Center

National Astronomy Day
Market Place Shopping Center

Urbana Garden Walk
Kloeppel residence

Washington STEM Night
Booker T Washington Elem. School

Young at Heart
First Christian Church


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