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EXPERTISE
Astronomy & Space Science
Science - General
Shore Excursion Escorts
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. James Teslow is an educator who also practiced aerospace engineering for 30 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, and two Masters degrees and a PhD at the University of Colorado. His engineering positions included work in the areas of liquid and solid rocket propulsion system analysis and design, launch support, new technology research, and business development. He became interested in education, obtained a teaching certificate in secondary mathematics, taught for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany and Japan, and earned a doctorate in Instructional Technology at the University of Colorado. He has developed training materials for the U.S. National Weather Service, Air Force, and Navy. He has taught several classroom and online courses in educational technology, research methods, and instructional development as an adjunct professor. He recently served as a post-doctoral researcher at Texas A&M University College of Engineering. He also holds a Cambridge University certificate for English language teaching to adults (CELTA). In his spare time, he enjoys long-distance walking.
TALKS
In addition to the lectures below, Dr. Teslow would be delighted to offer stargazing sessions during the voyage, weather permitting and if requested.

Also, please note that cruise-specific events related to topics such as Northern Lights, eclipses, meteor showers, comets, tides, satellite and space station sightings, rocket launch viewing, and engineering projects (Panama Canal, Venice flood control, etc.) will be incorporated into lecture and deck sessions.

Dr. Teslow welcomes the opportunity to serve as a shore excursion escort.

As a special complimentary service, Dr. Teslow, a Cambridge University certified (CELTA) English teacher, would be happy to mentor crew members on their English grammar and pronunciation.

Entertaining and informational presentations to choose from:

1. Why Your Car is so well-engineered: Six-sigma Quality - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, as he describes modern manufacturing quality control. The audience will help improve a common household problem using Six-sigma techniques.

2. Our Future in Space - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, as he describes current missions and plans for future space exploration, including trips to Mars and beyond.

3. Life as an Aerospace Engineer - In this presentation Rocket Propulsion Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, will provide an interesting look at his 30-year career working on U.S. Air Force and NASA space projects.

4. Amazing Astronomy - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, for a fascinating look into the science of astronomy including the Big Bang, constellations, our Solar System, and Galaxies. He will discuss the Hubble Space Telescope and plans for future space-based observation platforms.

5. Incredible Astronomy - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, for a continuation of astronomy topics, including the birth and death of stars, pulsars, and Black Holes. He will discuss current theories and areas of research.

6. To the Moon, Alice: The History of Rockets - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, as he takes us on a journey through the history of rockets and how they work, from the earliest rockets to modern reliable rockets.

7. Rocket Development - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, as he describes past and future rocket designs.

8. Relativity Simplified - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, for a discussion of this complex topic in understandable language.

9. Three-two-one ... Liftoff: Space Program Successes and Disasters - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow, as he chronicles the highs and lows of mankind's space adventures.

10. Long Distance Walking: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It - Join Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Jim Teslow for a presentation and Q&A session with tips for walking from village to village in Europe along way-marked trails.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
I have presented lectures and conducted stargazing sessions on these ships:
RCCL Navigator of the Seas, November 2016
RCCL Freedom of the Seas, May 2017,
RCCL Navigator of the Seas, November 2017
RCCL Navigator of the Seas, April 2018
Viking Ocean Orion, September 2018
Viking Ocean Orion, October 2018
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Orion OR181007 Far East Discovery 14 Hong Kong Sunday, October 7, 2018
Viking Orion OR180923 Southeast Asia and Hong Kong 14 Bangkok (from Laem Chabang) Sunday, September 23, 2018