Astronomy Education & Public Outreach in Kenya


Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Held on: Nov 17, 2021 (Wed) at 06:30 PM to Nov 17, 2021 (Wed) at 08:00 PM

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Speaker: Keith Krumm

Event Coordinator: Aaron Yoon (he/him)


Keith Krumm was invited to teach Introduction to the Solar System and Space Science in three schools in Nairobi Kenya by the Watumull Family Children’s Fund, a local non-profit that supports schools in Africa and India. This presentation will provide an overview of his trip and teaching, and general information about Nairobi, Kenya.

TOPIC: Astronomy Education & Public Outreach in Kenya

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Keith Krumm is a graduate of the University of Washington, 1977. He worked at the Boeing Co. in Engineering from 1977 to 2017 on all commercial airplane programs.  His primary assignment was leader of the Engineering Operations organization. In this capacity he was responsible for the integration of engineering design and specialized in defining and measuring engineering quality and productivity. Keith supported the development of the master schedule for the 777 program and helped introduced the digital design tools that supported the first commercial airplane program using 100% digital design. He was also responsible for the upgrade and implementation of new tools and process improvements.

Since retiring in 2017, he has returned to his passion for astronomy and astrophysics. He is currently working with the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, starting with a focus on solar education, expanding to solar system education and making connections to climate science and global warming. 

Keith’s main focus in astronomy has been astronomical viewing, including outreach events (e.g. Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival, local events); solar viewing and education; and basic astrophotography.  He is also on the board of StarTrak Academy, a non-profit astronomy education institution.

Expanding on his outreach work as a NASA Solar System Ambassador, Keith has embarked on teaching Introduction to the Solar System and Space Science.  He has taught locally and traveled to Nairobi, Kenya teaching at three schools for the Watumull Family Children’s Fund.

Keith lives in Woodinville, Washington with his wife Patricia.  He also has one grown son, Stefan.