Monday, January 28, 2013

Planetarium Director Named 2013 NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Shanil Virani, faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy & Director of the $1.5 million, state-of-the-art hybrid John C. Wells Planetarium, has been named as a 2013 NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador! 

The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. Solar system ambassadors communicate the excitement of JPL's space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

To have Shanil speak at your school, community or church group, email him at

The Solar System Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the JET PROPULSION LABORATORY in Pasadena, CA, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a lead research and development center for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).