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Bart Benjamin

Name: Bart Benjamin Institution: In 2015, I retired from the Cernan Earth & Space Center, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois USA after nearly 31 years as a planetarian and 34 years in the museum/planetarium field. Email: Member of GLPA for how many years?: I first joined GLPA in the autumn of 1984. Educational Experience: - Bachelor of Science in Science Communications, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois - Master of Arts in Science Museum Management, School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois Current and Past Service to GLPA: - Co-Host of the 1985 GLPA Conference - Proceedings Editor for 1985, 1986, and 1987 editions - GLPA Newsletter Editor from Spring 1988 to date - GLPA Publications Chair from Spring 1988 to Spring 2021 - Illinois State Chair from Autumn 1986 until Winter 1997 and from Spring 2008 until Spring 2015 - Illinois State Meeting host in 1993 and 2004 Member of the Following Organizations: - Astronomical League - Northwest Suburban Astronomers (NW suburban Chicago) - Peoria Astronomical Society Honors and Achievements: - GLPA Fellow (1989) - GLPA Service Award (2017) - GLPA Honorary Life Membership (2018)