James (Jim) Krug

            Graduating from Juniata College (PA) in 2002 with a Bachelor’s in Science in Earth & Space Science and Secondary Education, Jim Krug has served as the Planetarium Director of the Neil Armstrong Planetarium in Altoona, PA since 2003. 

            He co-founded the Space Race Museum containing valuable artifacts from the US and Soviet Space programs, and founded the Mt. Lion Observatory at nearby Fort Roberdeau historic site. Krug hosts public programs at the Planetarium and Observatory throughout the year, as well as 9-week adult evening classes focusing on Astronomy, Conspiracies, and Extraterrestrial Life, birthday parties, and scouting groups at the Planetarium. He has served at the President of the Altoona Area Education Association, and was honored with the CARE Award in 2020 as the outstanding Secondary Educator in the Altoona Area School District.

            Krug has been a MUFON Field Investigator since 2015, and a PA State Section Director for the past three years. He is a frequent presenter at PA MUFON State Conferences, and has appeared on UFOs Over PittsburghAquarian RadioThe Chris DePerno ShowThe Kevin Moore Show, and a Pennsylvania UFO documentary by Maynard Films. Krug has been published in Phenomena Magazine, and is a frequent guest on The Eric McKenna Project, and co-hosts the Majestic Ears Only podcast, available on iTunes and Google Play. He lives in Altoona.