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Lonny Baker

Lonny Baker, American association administrator. Recipient Public Service Group Achievement Award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1974; named Professional of Year Astronomical Association Northern California, 1991.


  • Baker, Lonny was born on July 31, 1942 in Buffalo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Arizona, 1974.


    • Research assistant Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University Arizona, Tucson, 1970-1978, assistant education director Flandrau Planetarium, 1978-1987. Education coordinator Morrison Planetarium California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 1987-1994. Education and event coordinator Astronomical Society Pacific, since 1994.

      Astronomer Sitmar Cruise, 1986. Astronomer, coordinator eclipse trip Oaxaca, Mexico, 1991, Brazil, 1994, India, 1995.


    • Associate editor (journal column) Planetarian journal, 1988-1992. Contributor articles to professional journals. Consultant to books in field.


    Treasurer State Legislation Campaign, Tucson, 1984-1986. Commission member City Magistrates Merit Selection Committee, Tucson, 1982-1987. Fellow International Planetarium Society (member executive council since 1990, conference coordinator 1986, Planetarian of Year 1986), Pacific Planetarium Association (secretary-treasurer 1987-1991, 94-95, president 1992-1993).


    • Married Todd C. Hansen, June 22, 1991.
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    Born July 31, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1974
      University Arizona
    • 1970 - 1978
      Research assistant, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University Arizona
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
    • 1987 - 1994
      education coordinator, Morrison Planetarium California Academy Sciences
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1994
      education and event coordinator, Astronomical Society Pacific