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Richard S. Knapp

Richard S. Knapp, planetarium director, film producer and director, educator. Recipient Gold medal, International Film & television Festival New York, 1985, Distinguished Merit award, City Jackson, Mississippi, 1985.

Background

  • Knapp, Richard S. was born on September 16, 1942.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and Geography, Stetson University, 1964. Master of Arts in Geography, University North Carolina, 1975.

    Career

    • Educational assistant Morehead Planetarium, 1965—1968, assistant director, 1968—1973, chairman, 1973—1977. Director Davis Planetarium, since 1977. Co-founder, director, vice president Cinema-360, Inc., 1981—1984, since 1986.

      Film director, co-producer Space Shuttle: An American Adventure. Adjunct faculty University North Carolina, 1966—1970, Mississippi State University, since 1981, Belhaven College, since 1986. Feature writer, syndicated columnist Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1974—1977.

      Project director Mississippi Student Space Station, since 1987. Lecturer, author writings in field.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member of American Association Museum (accreditation committee member), Southeastern Planetarium Association (president 1975, Special Achievement award 1977), International Planetarium Society (council 1976), Gamma Theta Upsilon (elder, stewardship chairman).

    Connections

    • Married; 6 children.
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    Born September 16, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1964
      Stetson University
    • 1975
      University North Carolina
    • 1966 - 1970
      adjunct faculty University North Carolina
    • 1974 - 1977
      feature writer
    • 1977
      director, Davis Planetarium
    • 1981
      adjunct faculty University North Carolina
    • 1986
      adjunct faculty University North Carolina
    • 1987
      project director, Mississippi Student Space Station
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