Michelle Thaller Astronomer

Michelle Thaller (born in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American astronomer and research scientist. Thaller is currently the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 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. A native of Wisconsin, Thaller attended Harvard University where she majored in astrophysics and worked on precision measurement of binary stars and received a Bachelor's degree in 1992. At Georgia State University Thaller worked on colliding winds in close massive binary systems and received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1998. 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.

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United States of America


1. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
September 8th, 1636
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Harvard University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1900., Astronomer
b. 1905., Astronomer
b. 1805., Astronomer
b. 1835., Astronomer
b. 1824., Astronomer
b. 1930., Astronomer
b. 1846., Astronomer
b. 1855., Astronomer

Regular TV appearances

1. How the Universe Works

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Discovery Channel
2010-05-17 2012-08-29 April 25th, 2010 August 29th, 2012 3 English


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