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Jay Friedland


Ambassador Since 2005

Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Jay Friedland Jay Friedland has been fascinated by astronomy and space exploration since he was a small child. He is an avid amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser. He has traveled the world to observe many solar total solar eclipses, and a variety or other astronomical phenomena, including the Leonids Meteor Storm. He has collaborated with professional astronomers on several projects including imaging for the 2004 Transit of Venus and the discovery of a double star during a lunar occultation. He enjoys teaching kids of all ages about many aspects of astronomy, especially the sun, planets, eclipses, and deep space. One of his greatest joys is showing someone a view of the stars and planets for the first time.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Coast Redwood Middle School

Total Lunar Eclipse!
Scotts Valley Skypark

Transit of Venus
MCP Middle and High School

Transit of Venus
Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

Wow look at the Sun (safely!)
Harvey West City Park


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