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Michelle Lynn Thaller
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Education BS 1992, PhD 1998
Alma mater

Michelle Thaller (born in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American astronomer and research scientist. Thaller is the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center [1]

From 1998 to 2009 she was a staff scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, and later Manager of the Education and Public Outreach program for the Spitzer Space Telescope, at the California Institute of Technology.[2]

Background[edit]

A native of Wisconsin,[3] Thaller graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1988.[4] She attended Harvard University where she majored in astrophysics and worked on precision measurement of binary stars, receiving a Bachelor's degree in 1992. At Georgia State University Thaller worked on colliding winds in close massive binary systems. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1998.[2][5]

Thaller has been featured in an episode of the National Geographic Channel documentary television series, Naked Science, and has appeared on Life and Times on the Los Angeles based television station KCET. She is a regular contributor to the online edition of the Christian Science Monitor for which she writes a monthly science column, [3][5] and has appeared seven times on the History Channel show, The Universe. She appears in the Science Channel's "How the Universe Works" {Season 1/Ep. 4 entitled "Extreme Stars"}. Thaller also contributed to and appeared in the award-winning video podcast series IRrelevant Astronomy.

Personal life[edit]

Thaller is married to Sigma Space Optical Engineer Andrew Booth[6] and lives in Maryland. During her years in Pasadena, California she was a regular participant in the summer Santa Barbara Renaissance Faire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sciences and Exploration Directorate - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center". Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b "SIRTF Profiles: Dr. Michelle Thaller - Manager of the SIRTF Education and Public Outreach Program". Spitzer Science Center. Retrieved 2008-02-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Cool Cosmos. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Wall of Fame". Waukesha South HS. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "NASA Biography - Michelle Thaller". NASA. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ "Michelle Thaller". facebook. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 



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Talk Radio News Service

Talk Radio News Service
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Michelle Thaller, assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Slight Center, stands in front of a visualization on the NASA Hyperwall. Small-scale scientific demonstrations and presentations by scientists from NASA competed for ...

RT (blog)

RT (blog)
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:57:43 -0700

Speaking with ABC News Digital, NASA scientist Michelle Thaller explained the phenomenon. “The moon is going to line up in just the right angle to pass through the shadow of the Earth,” she said. “That's going to block the sun's light from reaching the ...

Boulder Weekly

Boulder Weekly
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:34:12 -0700

Trying to answer it will be NPR's Margot Adler, Londonbased storyteller and writer Clare Muireann Murphy, Assistant Director of Science at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Michelle Thaller, and Seth Shostak, the senior astronomer at the SETI (Search ...

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El Nuevo Dia.com
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Michelle Thaller, del Centro de Vuelo Espacial Goddard de la NASA, recordó este martes que una de las muestras más dramáticas del cambio climático son las alrededor de 200,000 toneladas de hielo que se pierden cada año en Groenlandia.
 
La Prensa de Honduras
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:40 -0700

Michelle Thaller, del Centro de Vuelo Espacial Goddard de la NASA, recordó que una de las muestras más impresionantes del cambio climático son las alrededor de 200.000 toneladas de hielo que se pierden cada año en Groenlandia. El derretimiento de ...

Salem-News.Com

Salem-News.Com
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Dr. Michelle Thaller, astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Canter, says all of the convection, all of the heat, “comes from the dense interior of the planet itself. So the bands of clouds that you see that are even counter rotating going in different ...
 
La Prensa de Honduras
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:40:03 -0700

Michelle Thaller, del Centro de Vuelo Espacial Goddard de la NASA, recordó que una de las muestras más impresionantes del cambio climático son las alrededor de 200.000 toneladas de hielo que se pierden cada año en Groenlandia. El derretimiento de ...
 
Interia
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:03:42 -0700

Jest tak dlatego, że ziemska atmosfera rozprasza światło słońca i w charakterystyczny sposób przepuszcza światło czerwone - tłumaczy ekspert NASA, dr Michelle Thaller. Dodaje, że mieszkańcy Ameryk będą mieli piękny widok, pod warunkiem, że wstaną w ...
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