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association administrator

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.


Bachelor of Science, University Arizona, 1974.


Research assistant Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1970-1978; assistant education director Flandrau Planetarium, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1978-1987; education coordinator Morrison Planetarium, California Academy Sciences, San Francisco, 1987-1994; education and event coordinator, Astronomical Society Pacific, San Francisco, since 1994. Astronomer Sitmar Cruise, 1986. Astronomer, coordinator eclipse trip Oaxaca, Mexico, 1991, Brazil, 1994, India, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Todd C. Hansen