Mike Murray is the Astronomer and Planetarium Manager for the Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, Michigan. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the planetarium and informal science education field, producing and directing shows at several organizations including the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, the Museum of the Rockies in Montana and the Orlando Science Center.
Since 1990 Mike has worked in the domain of digital planetariums, developing innovative approaches for public presentation and science education programs. Mike also served as Deputy Director of the NASA Space Grant Consortium at Montana State University, creating and overseeing a number of education/public outreach projects that covered the entire state, including telescope and observing workshops for tribal colleges.
Mike has been an avid amateur astronomer since 1969, providing presentations and seminars for star parties, astronomy clubs and museums. He has been actively involved in starting and “growing” astronomy clubs, and participating in major star parties around the country. He has served in many organizations including the International Planetarium Society, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation and the Astronomical League. He has over 100 articles and blogs in planetarium journals, museum websites, astronomy club newsletters and newspapers.
Delta College Planetarium
100 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708