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Ken Alderson


Ambassador Since 2011

Louisville, Kentucky 40220
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Ken Alderson Ken Alderson is a self-taught amateur astronomer in Louisville, Kentucky who is in his eight year as president of the Louisville Astronomical Society. During his presidency, he has helped establish a system of astronomy centers in the Kentucky State Park System with the third location coming online in the fall of 2010. Ken enjoys sidewalk astronomy and is very active in teaching scouts about astronomy as well as helping the U of L Rauch Planetarium with their public events. The LAS has also established the James G. Baker Center for Astronomy in Curby, Indiana and the Urban Astronomy Center in Louisville which welcome thousands of visitors annually. Ken lives in Louisville with his wife Mariann. One of the highlights of his presidency was hosting John Dobson for a week.


Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Public Night at the Baker Astronomy Center
Baker Astronomy Center

Scott Middle School Science Fair
Fort Knox Military Base

Scout Astronomy Merit Badge Training
Baker Astronomy Center

Stars Over Tom Sawyer Park
E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

Venus Transit at the Falls of the Ohio Indiana State Park
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive C


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