Carson City

Welcome to Carson City, NV!

About the Team Lead

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Carson City Team Lead Jim Bean

Get to know Jim Bean:

Q: What is your occupation?
A: High School Physics/Astronomy Teacher.

Q: How did you hear about RECON?
A: I am a volunteer staff member of the Jack C. Davis Observatory on the campus of Western Nevada College. I became aware of RECON through other members.

Q: Why are you excited about the project?
A: To be able to share authentic research experience with students.

Q: What is the best part of your community?
A: Staff members of both Carson High School and the Davis Observatory are great. Members share ideas and true collaboration takes place.

Q: What are some of your hobbies/favorite things?
A: Coaching football and basketball, Science Fiction (Star Trek/Star Wars), and solving physics problems.

Q: What is your favorite astronomical object?
A: Black holes and the possibility of worm holes.

Q: What is your favorite movie about science?
A: Contact.

Team Members

Jim Bean
Robert Collier
Red Summer
Byron Wyman
Scott Vickrey
Curtis Kortmeier
Red Sumner
Yash Vilas Panse
Dr. Tom Herring

Organizations Involved

Carson City High School
WNC Jack C. Davis Observatory