Paul McFarlane is the Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. An educator, Paul worked for more than 25 years in the Washoe County School District and at the University, teaching courses from media to aerospace science.
Graduating in UNR’s 100th class, Paul was the Senior Scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Herz Gold Medal Winner. He’s participated in exchange programs in the UK, summer institutes in Oxford and Cambridge, and workshops at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers with aerospace and NASA experts in astronomy, engineering and planetary science. He’s particularly excited to see students pursue careers in aerospace science and aviation.