Meet The Team

Astronomy Foundation Officers and Board Members

  • President: Dave Eicher, Editor, Astronomy Magazine
  • Vice President: Karen Jennings
  • Secretary: Rick Hedrick, President and CEO, PlaneWave Instruments
  • Treasurer: Frank Dibbell

Board of Directors:

  • David J. Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy Magazine
  • Rick Hedrick, President and CEO, PlaneWave Instruments
  • Karen Jennings
  • Scott Kardell, Managing Director, International Dark-Sky Association
  • Vic Maris, President and CEO, Stellarvue Telescopes
  • Mike D. Reynolds, Ph.D. Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Craig Weatherwax, President and CEO, Oceanside Photo & Telescope


  • Education Committee Chair: Tom Trusock
  • Youth Committee Chair: Ben Palmer
  • Star Party Committee Chair: Mike D. Reynolds, Ph.D
  • Astronomy Club Chair: Karen Jennings
  • Observing Committee Chair: Glenn Chaple
  • Planetarium Committee Chair: John Shroer
  • Light Pollution Committee Chair: Scott Kardel
  • Industry Standards Committee Co-Chairs: Rick Hedrick and Vic Maris
  • Solar Astronomy Committee Chair: TBA
  • Finance Committee Chair: TBA

Would you like to be a part of the Astronomy Foundation Team? Volunteers for committees are needed! Please contact Karen Jennings for more information.




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