Doug Cunningham is a retired science and outdoor education teacher and has been an amateur astronomer for over 46 years. Doug has always enjoyed the adventure of scientific inquiry and his fascination with the Great Ideas of Science permeated his lessons. He loves the scientific narrative and is fond of the idea that the Universe is composed, not only of atoms and energy, but of stories. Doug considers the pursuit of science as a grand, intellectual and poetic adventure.
Over the years Doug has been a featured speaker at many conferences and symposia; but now, in retirement, he greatly enjoys presenting the ideas and themes of science to Associations of Lifelong Learners. This will be the sixth time that Doug has been a featured BALL lecturer.