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At The Adler | Meet The New Vice President Of Astronomy!

The Adler Planetarium is excited to welcome Dr. Andrew K. Johnston as the museum's Vice President of Astronomy & Collections.

Reporting to the Adler's President and CEO, Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D, Johnston will offer leadership to the museum's efforts in astronomy research and engagement, cutting-edge space visualizations, near-space exploration, history of astronomy research, and conservation of and outreach with the Adler's world-renowned collections.

"I'm honored to be the newest member of the Adler team and I feel grateful for the opportunity to enhance the world-class astronomy research and collections," says Johnston. "There are limitless opportunities to connect people with the excitement of space and astronomy."

Before joining the Adler team, Johnston has worked in museums for 30 years, conducting science research and developing new museum programs. He previously worked at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as a geographer, where he researched environmental dynamics and planetary landforms.

His research focused on using remote sensing techniques to investigate land cover changes, forest canopy dynamics, patterns of human settlement, and surface processes on Earth and other terrestrial planets.

He led the development of museum exhibits, programs, publications on Earth and space science, and planetarium programming.

Johnston received his Ph.D in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.


The Book
Johnston is the author of Earth from Space.


The Lecture

In full:


In seven parts:








The Other Book/Lecture
Johnston is also one of four authors of Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.


Comments welcome.


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