Hello, I’m Mike the AstroNerd. While I’m a Finance & Accounting professional by day, I’m an amateur astronomer by night – this is where my true passion lies. I have been an active member of the Raleigh Astronomy Club since 2006 and observing since 2003. However my interest in spaceflight and astronomy was sparked at young age watching the first Space Shuttle Launch.
I very much enjoy conducting outreach events around Astronomy and Space Exploration. In 2013 I was awarded a master level of Astronomy Outreach by the Astronomical League and January of 2018 I was made part of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) volunteer corp. As an SSA, I endeavor to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA's missions and general astronomy through presentations, workshops and observing sessions in my community.
If you would like to contact me to set up a speaking engagement, workshop or observing session, please use the contact form below.
Clear & Steady Skies!