Jared is our Planetarium Director and ship captain. He also oversees all of the summer programs on Truman’s campus. In his free time, Jared enjoys making friends with bears and dancing like no one’s watching.
Elisabeth Blotevogel is a Senior Physics major at Truman, originally from Jefferson City, Missouri. Her favorite part of working at the Planetarium is getting to explore the universe. She hopes to one day be as cool as Joe Biden.
Michael Menkhus is a senior Economics and Mathematics major and a DJ at KTRM. He is also involved in the TKE fraternity. Michael loves antiquing in Kirksville’s many fine establishments and is a noted cat enthusiast.
Ellie not only has the perfect name to work at a planetarium, but also has boundless enthusiasm for space! She is also involved in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Ellie loves the color blue and is one of the few people who still have an AIM ID.
Jon Self is a Sophomore music major and a member of the popular bands American Basswood and Conman Economy. This is Jon’s first year at the Planetarium, and he looks forward to cruising the universe with you.
“Across the sea of Space, the stars are other suns.” – Carl Sagan