Alan Gould

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I'm a retired UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science curriculum developer. For 12 years (2000-2012), I worked 50% time on a grant to develop and disseminate education & public outreach media & materials for the NASA Kepler Mission (the 12-year Discovery mission that found over 2300 exoplanets in 4 years of active data collection). I started work at Lawrence Hall of Science in 1974 as a part-time planetarium show presenter in the Holt Planetarium, under the directorship of Alan Friedman (see my statement in memoriam for Alan Friedman). Our team developed audience-participation planetarium shows.

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I've also played some notes on the french horn.

LHS planetarium
The Lawrence Hall of Science Digital Planetarium began programs in 2006 in a 30 foot diameter negative pressure fabric dome inside a geodesic structure.
Sign in front of the planetarium
Close-up of sign acknowledging origin of the planetarium.
Signs in front of the planetarium
Signs near the planetarium entrance. Programs ended with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. A new Lawrence Hall of Science planetarium was constructed in 2022 with a 35 foot diameter Spitz dome.
2nd photo of Alan