The Orange Coast College Planetarium is operate by a dedicated crew of student workers. It is our goal to provide a fun and educational experience to everyone who comes aboard for a cruise among the stars.
Scott A Mitchell
Scott oversees day-to-day operations including exhibit design, scheduling, outreach, and programming. Scott received a BS in Physics and a MEng in Engineering Physics, concentrating in astronomy and aerospace engineering, from the University of Maine. As a sophomore in 2012 he started at the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium on the UMaine campus, and was the senior presenter when it was relocated to the new Emera Astronomy Center in 2014. He was made Assistant Director in 2015, and upon the completion of his Master's was hired as the first Director of the OCC Planetarium where he oversaw the completion and opening of the facility in March 2019.
The planetarium hires student workers to operate the ticket counter, gift shop, guide guests in the exhibit hall, and conduct planetarium shows for groups of all ages.
(staff profiles coming soon)