Alumni

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students interested in planetarium operations and science education and outreach have received training, experience, and mentoring in the SFSU planetarium. Many have gone on to careers in informal or formal education in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are a few examples.


Aaron White
graduate student

Planetarium presenter

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Miranda Waters
BS Astrophysics, 2017

Planetarium presenter

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Jacqueline Benitez
BA Astronomy, 2012

Education Specialist

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

M. Joshua Roberts
BA Astronomy, 2012

Planetarium Manager

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Theresa Summer
BA Astronomy, 2007

Astronomy Educator

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

San Francisco, CA

Vivian White
BA Physics, 2006

Director, Free Choice Learning

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

San Francisco, CA

Jason Dorfman
BS Astrophysics, 2004

Planetarium Staff

Bays Mountain Planetarium

Kingsport, TN

Lynda Williams
MS Physics, 1996

Professor of Chemistry and Physics

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Keith Waxman
MS Physics, 1995

Professor of Astronomy

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Linda Shore
MS Physics, 1986

Chief Executive Officer

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

San Francisco, CA

Ron Hipschman
MA Physics, BA physics

Staff Scientist

Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA