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Matt Francis

I am the owner and director of Prescott Observatory, which officially opened 2011. I have been interested in astronomy for over 40 years and I was approached by Slooh, through my friendship with Bob Berman, to participate in their free, live broadcasts. One of my goals with Prescott Observatory is to operate a public outreach program, showing views of space, and Slooh’s broadcast model made perfect sense. I’m extremely proud to be a part of this exclusive team, and I look forward to participating in more events covering all types of celestial wonders. My education and professional career is in nano-technology, specifically laser scanning and electron beam microscopy.