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“Rocks From Space” with Bob Veilleux
September 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Find out all about meteorites and their significance in astronomy. Bob will do a PowerPoint presentation and have numerous meteorites for people to see, hold, and discuss. Participants are invited to bring along any suspected meteorites to have them verified for authenticity.
Bob Veilleux was the other Teacher In Space candidate from NH and present for the space shuttle Challenger disaster. He has been present for nine Space Shuttle launchings, including the successful launch of STS-118, The Teacher Astronaut Barbara Morgan the back-up teacher to Christa McAuliffe.
Bob has been an amateur astronomer and photographer of the night sky for over thirty years and some of his pictures of the Northern Lights were published in both Astronomy and Sky & Telescope.
For ten years after retirement as a teacher, he was a part-time Educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, and he continues as a volunteer at the Discovery Center.
He and his wife were Campground Hosts at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in New Mexico, where he presented night sky programs at the Chaco Canyon Observatory. Bob has been an avid meteorite collector for many years and has a collection of over 350 meteorites from all over the Earth, as well as a few small samples from both Mars and the Moon. Both the University of NH and the Discovery Center refer any suspected meteorites brought to them to Bob for identification.
Awards & Presentations:
NH Teacher In Space Candidate 1985 Washington DC Conference June 1985
NH Space Ambassador 1985-present
NH Science Teachers Assoc. Presentations 1980,82,84-89, 1991,93,95,97 2000,01,03,05,07
National Science Teacher Assoc Presentations: Boston MA 1984 Washington DC 1986, Portland ME 1988, Philadelphia PA 1991, San Diego CA. 2001
Challenger Center Conferences: New Orleans 1987 Alexandria VA 1988 Pasadena CA 1989 Seattle WA 1993 Washington DC 1995 Houston TX 1996