March 10, 2023
The Webb Telescope
Charlotte Astronomers Club Past President
Charlotte Amateur Astronomers
Ken Steiner, past President of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club, also served as CAAC Observatory Director for seven years during the major expansion of the Gayle H. Riggsbee Observatory (GHRO). He is presently the Outreach Coordinator of the Charlotte Astronomers Club.
He has served as Interim Executive Director of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), Brevard, NC. He currently is Consultant for Special Projects at PARI including Dark Sky Park Designation and upgrading of the controls of the 4, 12, and 26-meter dishes.
He arrived in the Charlotte area in 2001 as a Sales Engineer for Enprotech Technologies (Forging and Stamping Press rebuilding) covering the SE USA and Mexico. He has served on numerous national and international non-profit boards. Ken and his wife Deb have been active in the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club since their arrival in the Charlotte area.