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Ron Hipschman: Staff Scientists

Ron Hipschman

Loose Cannon

Ron has worn many hats since he joined the Exploratorium in 1971, including exhibit developer and author of two of our three Cookbooks—printed manuals for building Exploratorium exhibits. In 1991, as the Exploratorium's one-man IT department, Ron established the museum’s presence on the Internet, and in 1993 put us on the World Wide Web, making our web site among the first 600 in the world (and the first web presence for a science museum.) In 1996, Ron spearheaded the museum’s experiments with webcasting, and has since contributed technical expertise and hosted countless programs, including the popular series Full Spectrum Science and Tales From The Periodic Table, which he continues to produce on his Youtube channel. Ron is currently responsible for maintaining our Wired Pier meteorological instruments, and the visualizations for our media wall in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery.