Bob is now in retirement mode after most recently working as a Special Education Paraprofessional in a High School Life Skills Classroom. He continues as the column editor for Scope on the Skies, a monthly feature of the NSTA middle school journal, Science Scope magazine, and has published more than 230 monthly columns over the last 27 years. He is an active member of the National Science Teachers Association and other Science Education organizations, having conducted workshops or presentations at more than 200 regional, national and international conferences. He has served as the only Planetarium Director, twice, for the Kansas City Missouri School District. Bob was Adjunct Faculty for Longview Community College for 24 years where he taught online and classroom-based courses in Astronomy, and Physical Science.
Bob has been a Science Consultant for Successlink Science and has traveled around the state of Missouri working with science teachers and students in the middle and high school grades. Since starting his career in education in 1975, he has taught upper elementary, middle school and high school Science in traditional, alternative and Academically Gifted settings.
Bob has also been an outreach educator for several NASA programs including the Solar System Educator Program, the International Solar Terrestrial Project, and the Solar System Ambassadors Program. In 1999 he was one of 18 Educators in the United States selected as a Cassini Fellow by NASA/JPL.
Bob has been a presence on the ‘net’ since the days of dial-up 300 bps modems, BBS, and when there was only Telnet. His web site Qué tal in the Current Skies is in its 23rd year of online publication as a monthly guide to things celestial.
Bob holds a BS Degree in Earth Science from Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas and an MS Degree in Physical Geography from Illinois State University in Normal Illinois.
Bob and his wife Sue are empty-nesters living in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They share their home with Tyler, Heidi (don’t tell her she is not a dog!), and Sampson. And somewhere in the yard a garter snake named Fred!
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