||Wendee is director of the Jarnac
||Wendee has a B.Sc. in Education from
the State University of New York, Cortland, and a M.A.T. from New
Mexico State University
||Wendee co-authored two of our books:
Making Friends with the Stars and Cosmic Discoveries.
||Wendee is a full participant of the
Jarnac Comet Survey
||Wendee taught physical education for 26
years in the Las Cruces Public Schools
||Wendee was an instructor-trainer for the
Red Cross in water safety, first aid, and CPR
||Wendee's achievements have been written
up in several Who's Who books
||Wendee is Secretary-Treasurer of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation.
Biographical notes for Wendee Wallach-Levy
Born in 1948
in New York City, Wendee completed her B.S.E. at SUNY Cortland in 1970.
She completed her M.A.T. at New Mexico State in 1975. She taught Physical
Education for 26 years in the Las Cruces Public Schools, the last five
years of which she was Athletic Director at her schools. Throughout her
career Wendee also coached extensively in volleyball, basketball,
softball, track and field, and swimming. Her volunteer efforts included
thousands of hours with the Red Cross, during which she was an instructor
trainer educator in water safety, first aid, and CPR.
In 1996 Wendee retired from teaching to join the Jarnac
Observatory in Arizona, which she now serves as Director. She is a full
participant in the Observatory's comet survey, plans and assists with
astronomy public outreach with a telescope she built herself, and is
co-host of an internet radio program called Let's Talk Stars.
In 1996 Asteroid 6485 Wendeesther was named
in her honor by the International Astronomical Union, the official world
body of astronomers.
Finally, as part of her work at Jarnac Observatory, Wendee has
co-discovered 28 asteroids, each one of these small worlds orbiting the
Sun between Mars and Jupiter. In 2004 her nomination to have asteroid No.
27776 named after her alma mater was officially approved by the
International Astronomical Union. That world is now known as Cortland.