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SAS member and board secretary Greg Donohue was selected by
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to participate in JPL's
"Solar System Ambassador" (SSA) Program for 2002. The
SSA program is a group of 278 motivated volunteers nationwide
who assist JPL in public outreach education. Ambassadors are
given training and the latest information by key mission specialists.
In return, each Ambassador must commit to holding a minimum of
4 public events throughout the year to help spread news and information
about the exciting missions exploring
the reaches of our solar system.
The images are from Greg's six SSA presentations at the Pacific
Science Center's Adobe Laser Dome the weekend of May 4-5. Approximately
150 people attended Greg's multimedia program, "On the Shoulders
of Giants: Results from the Golden Age of Solar System Exploration".
The show presented historical background and highlights from
some of the best known early exploration missions, including
Mariner, Pioneer, Viking, and Voyager.
Greg has also appeared at the Museum of Flight and the Woodinville
Library. This summer he will be hosting the "Summer Solar
System Safari" - a series of SSA presentations and activities
at the new $7 million Cedar River Watershed Education Center
at Rattlesnake Lake (a favorite viewing site of many SAS members
that is located just outside North Bend).
Schedule information and descriptions of Greg's presentations
can be viewed at: http://www.itsoveryourhead.org
Greg's Solar System Ambassador Bio can be found at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/WA.html#grdo