Karen and Mike Ford are lifelong educators and space enthusiasts. They started EclipseStuff.com to facilitate a safe, quality eclipse experience. Karen has taught English and journalism for 33 years. Mike is a former science teacher and has been an amateur astronomer for 52 years. For over 22 years, Mike has worked with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab in educational programs for deep space and planetary missions as an educational ambassador. He has worked on several missions including Fermi, XMM-Newton, SWIFT, Galileo, and Cassini.
Mike and Karen devote much of their time and energy to Banner Creek Science Center, a local non-profit organization dedicated to science education in their community. Karen serves as the President of EclipseStuff.com, and Mike works as a science advisor and product and marketing volunteer.
Karen and Mike live in Holton, Kansas.
A group of students at Banner Creek Science Center in Holton, Kansas.