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Guy Brandenburg


Ambassador Since 2012

Washington, District of Columbia 20017
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Guy Brandenburg An active amateur astronomer for the past 20 years, Guy Brandenburg has been interested in astronomy as long as he can remember -- he's old enough to have seen Sputnik in 1957. He never owned a telescope until he made one from scratch about 20 years ago. This led to several more telescopes, and eventually to him taking over an already-existing, weekly amateur telescope-making workshop held at the American University and at the Chevy Chase Community Center (both in DC) whose then-current instructor was getting too old and infirm to continue.

A DC native, Guy nonetheless attended school in France for two years and graduated from their rigorous secondary school system with a concentration in math and science. He eventually taught mathematics in the DC Public School system for a bit over 30 years, stressing hands-on investigation with computer software (some of which he wrote or modified) and with physical objects that can be manipulated by students. One of his pleasures was in successfully coaching the competitive math teams at the schools where he taught, which fared quite well against all of the other public, private, charter, and parochial schools in DC over the years. He has plenty of trophies to prove it, too.

Now retired, he continues to run the ATM workshop, and is also a part-owner of a small co-op astronomical observatory located in Northern Virginia


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Howard Astronomy League MTG: Trends in ATM
Robinson Nature Center


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