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Kent Manno


Ambassador Since 2004

Budd Lake, New Jersey 7828
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Kent Manno Kent Manno was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the early 1960’s and indoctrinated into the human desire for space exploration at an early age. The Apollo Program became an educational experience and a sense of pride for everyone in that area. Kent eventually ventured north to New Jersey for prep school in Princeton and then went on to Washington & Jefferson College majoring in Economics/Education. About a year after graduation, he was offered a position at Delbarton School in Morristown, where he has been ever since.

While at Delbarton, Kent taught A.P. Economics, European History, and Humanities. Over the years, he served as Department Chair and as a member of the Academic and Administrative councils. Before assuming his administrative roles, he coached soccer, swimming, and lacrosse. Kent is the moderator of the Environmental Club and co-moderator of the Astronomy club. In addition, he is the librarian of the school, Director of Transportation, and Director of the Summer Sports Camp.

Between 2003-2005 Kent was the coordinator of the Telescopes in Education Program at Delbarton. Along with a class of students, he served as the principle investigator – Research Project (Sept. 2003-May 2004) – Astrometry of Minor Planets Using CCD Imaging from the Telescopes in Education 24” Telescope at Mt. Wilson. In 2004, he served as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador for one year.

Along with being an avid reader of the sciences, local college courses and astronomy programs have helped Kent gain valuable knowledge in the field.



Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Mars 2004-Exploration Rovers
Mansfield School

Mars Exploration Rovers
Delbarton School

Mars Exploration Rovers
St. Joseph's School


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