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Brian Day, Education/Public Outreach Lead
June 25, 2013
 

Image of Brian Day Brian Day is the Director of Communication and Outreach at the NASA Lunar Science Institute. In this role, he coordinates programs with numerous internal and external partnering organizations, focusing on providing opportunities for students and the public to directly participate in lunar science and exploration.

Day serves as the Education/Public Outreach Lead for LADEE. This position involves coordinating a variety of programs that provide students, amateur astronomers, and members of the public to directly participate in the LADEE mission. From 2007-2010 he served as the E/PO Lead for NASA's LCROSS lunar impactor mission, which discovered deposits of water ice at the Moon's South Pole. He has also participated in producing the Education/Public Outreach sections for numerous NASA mission proposals.

Day has played key roles in various NASA Mars Analog Field Studies, providing technical support in the field for webcasts and robotic rover tests in extreme environments here on Earth. In 2007, he flew on the Aurigid-MAC mission to record fragments of comet Kiess entering Earth's upper atmosphere.

Day is a frequently requested speaker at local schools and community organizations. As a member of NASA's Speakers Bureau, he is sent by NASA to give talks on a wide range of NASA missions and research topics.

Day has worked as an instructor in San Jose State University's Internet Business Specialist program, and has taught astronomy through the Metropolitan Education District in San Jose and as part of Project Astro. He is very active in the amateur astronomy community and served as the chairman of the Foothill College Observatory for 16 years. Day earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles, a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco, and a Master's degree in Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney.

Day's hobbies include photography, wine, volcanoes (preferably erupting), and chasing total solar eclipses around the world. This latter endeavor has taken him to exotic locations such as the heights of the Bolivian Andes, the border of Northern Mongolia and Siberia in the wintertime, remote stretches of the Australian outback, the wilds of Africa, and the Beer Gardens of Germany.

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