Manager and Primary Speaker
Adam's life-long goal to be an astronomer began at the early age of 4. He specifically selected the University of Arizona to continue his pursuits and graduated with a B.S. in Astronomy and Physics in 1996. He spent the next nine years developing and administering public outreach programs at the National Observatory (Kitt Peak). Since 2007 his dream to create foremost public outreach experiences in astronomy is being realized with a return to the University under Steward Observatory and the College of Science at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.
Adam is most well-known for his abilities to speak and communicate difficult concepts in astronomy in simple and creative ways. Over the past 15+ years he has hosted many thousands of evenings for the public and strives to maintain quality programs that are fresh and exciting with unflagging enthusiasm. Adam is also recognized around the world as a leading astrophotographer. The images he produces as part of public outreach programs are published in magazines, books, posters, and widely on the internet. His images have graced NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" website more than 70 times and have been used as reference images by amateur and professional astronomers alike. In 2012 he was the recipient of the "Hubble Award" from the Advanced Imaging Conference- one of the highest awards for work in astrophotography that is recognized around the world.
- Minor Planet "Adamblock" (I was honored in a similar fashion as the above)
- Adam Block's Awesome Universe (Astronomy Magazine, June 2009)