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Don Wilson


Ambassador Since 2003

Lincoln, California 95648
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Don Wilson Don Wilson is a fourth generation Californian raised on the world's largest peach ranch in Tudor (pop. 35), which is just south of Yuba City. As a teenager he picked peaches and prunes and later worked in packing houses and canneries, a lesson arranged by his father to demonstrate both what work was like as well as the advantage of an education. After earning an advanced degree in chemical engineering from UC of Davis, he worked for a chemical company in San Jose for 15 years as a major innovator in the company's research division. Don was also a consultant to many of its equipment manufacturing, mining and chemical divisions. That gave him a broad background with which to launch his own independent consulting business. He has worked internationally for over 20 as a "technical expert" and has equipment designs being used worldwide. As an eighth grader he gave his first lecture, with homemade props, about the solar system to a community gathering at the country school auditorium. His enthusiasm for astronomy has persisted to date by taking astronomy classes and doing volunteer work for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Open House
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Orchard Creek Lodge

Spaced Out For NASA
Patterson Irrigator / Tracy Press (Newspapers)

Sun City Group EXPO
Orchard Creek Lodge

Your Space Program
Orchard Creek Lodge


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