Southwestern Physics Instructor selected for Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador Program

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Physics Instructor, Dr. Aaron Coyner, has been chosen by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California as a Solar System Ambassador (SSA) for the southern Oregon coast. He will serve as a volunteer outreach ambassador connecting students and community members with current information on National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) missions, space and planetary science outreach, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. As an ambassador, Dr. Coyner will be available to present to schools, civic organizations, afterschool programs, scout troops, non-profit organizations, museums, and public community events.  All SSA events are free educational outreach and can cover a wide array of solar system and astronomy topics. 

If any organization would like to schedule an event, they can reach Dr. Coyner at [email protected] or by phone at (541) 294-5992.

The Solar System Ambassadors Program of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers information and excitement about real missions that explore our solar system. Volunteer ambassadors in communities throughout the country are selected by JPL based on their backgrounds and on their plans for public outreach activities. JPL provides ambassadors with educational materials and training. However, the opinions of Ambassadors are not necessarily those of NASA or JPL. Further information about the Solar System Ambassadors Program is available at JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.