Dr. Willie Yee is a Solar System Ambassador, a program of volunteer speakers run by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is an amateur astronomer, and active in educational outreach with the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, of which he is a past President. He has received numerous observing and outreach awards from the Astronomical League.
Dr. Yee was involved with Star Trek New Voyages / Phase II, and is still involved with the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, NY. He was the owner of the recently retired Prius-class Shuttlecraft Zhang Heng, a tribute to both Star Trek and the famed Han dynasty astronomer and polymath.