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Shelley R. Bonus

Shelley R. Bonus, born in 1947, is an astronomical historian and lecturer, and an award winning performer, actress, writer, and photographer who has worked with both Lily Tomlin and Melvin Van Peebles. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Melvin Van Peebles, circa 2001, as seen in the documentary The Real Deal (What it Was. ...

Main-belt asteroid 10028 Bonus (1981 JM2), discovered on May 5th 1981 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory and was named in honor of Shelley, for her dedication to public outreach in astronomy, through planetarium presentaions, and for her part in the organization and inventory of the Palomar Observatory's 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope plate archive spearheaded by astronomer Jean Mueller. Bonus received a NASA Group Achievement Award as a member of a team of telescope operators, who, for many years operated the T.I.E. 24-inch reflector, on behalf of the Telescopes in Education project at Mt. Wilson Observatory. Discovered on May 5th 1981 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory, 10028 Bonus (1981 JM2) is a main belt asteroid. ... Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born 1929) is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and is the widow of the late Eugene Shoemaker. ... Palomar Observatory is a privately-owned observatory located in San Diego County, California, 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Mount Wilson Observatory, on Palomar Mountain. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy is the science of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as auroras and cosmic background radiation). ... Jean Mueller is an American astronomer. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... The Mount Wilson Observatory (MWO) is an astronomical observatory in Los Angeles County, California. ...

Shelley has taught K - 12 teachers how to teach astronomy for the Space Foundation, and has taught courses in astronomy and writing for Landscape Architects at UCLA Extension. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

Bonus is also the creator of the "Janet Planet Planetarium Shows," and "Blast Off With Space E. Tracy," fun and fact filled shows for audiences of all ages about astronomy!

A superb bilingual (English/Spanish) educator and communicator, and an inspired star gazer, Shelley, who believes that we are all the brothers and sisters of stars, has become renown amongst her audiences for her enthusiasm, her sense of humor, and her unique ability to master her subject, therefore making the mysteries of the night sky come alive for not only professional, but amateur astronomers of all ages as well.

A real 21st Century renaissance woman, Shelley (who among other things holds the distinct honor of being the first woman ever to be hired to clown for Circus Vargas), has been doing Astronomy Lectures and Telescope Tours of the night sky on behalf of the Los Angeles Public Library's Astrofest program for years, and is a member of the AstronomyOutreach network, and an Advisor for the Meade 4M Community. AstronomyOutreach network was founded in April of 2000 by Scott W. Roberts to promote and support education and public outreach professionals (EPOs), outreach enthusiasts, organizations, lecturers, clubs, and events for public awareness of astronomy. ... Meade 4M Community is the worlds first factory-sponsored astronomical society supported by an alliance of astronomy and space exploration organizations and enthusiasts, with a worldwide membership. ...

Shelley lives and works in Southern California where she continues her activities in astronomy outreach.

External links

  • Biographical Data on Shelley R. Bonus
  • JPL Small-Body Database Browser 10028 Bonus (1981 JM2)



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