Posted by Bob Nelson on Sep 21, 2022
Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astrophysicist with over two decades of science communication experience.  Her research involves the lifecycles of stars, and she has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Headquarters and Goddard Space Flight Center, where she is currently the liaison between the Office of Communication and the Science Directorate.  Outside her work at NASA, she has appeared in many television science programs, including How the Universe Works and Space‚Äôs Deepest Secrets.  Michelle has done two TEDx talks about astronomy and has hosted the podcast Orbital Path on public radio.  Recently she hosted the live coverage of the launch, deployment, and first images from the Webb Space Telescope, and she was the first astronomer to give a lecture in virtual reality on Meta.
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