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Nick Eakes


New Ambassador For 2014

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Nick Eakes Nick Eakes is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina native and an Astronomy Educator at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC). He received his BA in Psychology from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2012, but spent a healthy amount of his undergraduate time as a student employee at MPSC, guiding the general public through the night sky.

Along with actively presenting programs at MPSC, Nick is currently the Education Programs Intern involved in organizing student employees and designing new programs and content for Morehead's Fulldome Theater, Science Stage, After School, and Summer Camp programs.

Nick considers himself a student of great scientific communicators such as Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman and wants to continue their formidable tradition of educating the public about our Universe because he believes that it is vitally important to make cutting edge science accessible to not only the future/current scientists of his community, but also to every citizen with even the most basic question in mind.



Past events hosted by this Ambassador:

Cub Scout Astronomy Workshop and Telescope Training
Lee County Wildlife Club

Cub Scout Pack 39: NASA's Great Observatories/Exoplanets
University Methodist Church

TEDxUNC: Taking Flight
The University of North Carolina


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