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Greg Redfern

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador

Greg Redfern

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Greg Redfern has been an amateur astronomer and space exploration enthusiast for over four decades. His writings, media appearances, and public lectures have reached thousands of people worldwide. Using telescopes and meteorites, he has studied the solar system from a far and up close and personal. His favorite solar system objects are the Moon and his meteorite collection.

As an astronomy instructor for the University of Alaska, University of Maryland, Chapman College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Greg taught students about the Universe and introduced many of them to sky watching.

Greg has appeared on KRON TV, WTTG TV, Armed Forces Radio and Television System, Guam Cable 6 TV and Radio, KUAM TV, CBS News Radio, ABC News Radio, KSTO Radio, Catholic Education Radio, K100 Radio, KSTO 94 Radio, KGO Radio, WTOP Radio, Westwood One Broadcasting’s America in the Morning.

Greg’s astronomy columns and articles have been carried by the Waukegan News-Sun, Pacific Daily News, The Fairfax Journal, The Voice, Alameda Times-Star and Kid’s Today. Magazine credits include Skywatch and Sky & Telescope.

As part of Sky & Telescope Magazine-Scientific Expeditions Staff for the February 1998 total solar eclipse cruise aboard MS Statendam, Greg coordinated children’s and young adult activities and got to see his first total solar eclipse- and videotaped it.

During Hour 4 of Space Day 1999 Cybercast at the National Air and Space Museum, Greg was the host for this live TV-Internet broadcast. Discussions centered on Mars, astrobiology, future missions and questions from the audience.

For more information visit Greg's Fox DC Blog site, SkyGuy’s Blog at

Greg continues his public outreach as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. He is available for presentations to groups. More information is at the web site.


Greg Redfern
NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

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