J. Beining, who has served as interim director of the Lodestar
Astronomy Center (LAC) since 2000, assumed the directorship
on a permanent basis May 1, announced Dupuy Bateman, UNM associate
vice president for Auxiliary Enterprises.
the LAC in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Natural
History and Science. Beining's responsibilities include directing
the development and implementation of science education programs.
has been associated with Lodestar since its inception and, in
fact, directed the development of the facility and its exhibits,
outreach activity and other educational programs. We are looking
forward to his continued leadership," Bateman said.
feel privileged to continue growing Lodestar as a vital and
vibrant educational resource within our community...Lodestar's
programs and facilities, especially the planetarium/domed-theater...have
tremendous potential for...distribution to other institutions
around the globe," Beining said.