Michelle Thaller on Science

April 29th, 2009

I met and had the opportunity to spend a lot of time talking about the universe with the fabulous Michelle Thaller at CWA. Michelle is a astronomer, and as far as I know is still the head of education and outreach at the Spitzer Space Telescope (she was considering a new job with NASA last I heard). She initially derived her inspiration for space and communicating its wonders from Carl Sagan and George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Here is a brief interview about what keeps her inspired:

4 Responses to “Michelle Thaller on Science”

  1. Enrique on May 3, 2009 12:26 am


    I can t understand. The universe will be frozen. It is expanding as a balloom, and later will be a space full of blocks or cubes of ice. At finishh our universe will be only black holes that explodes and, Will be that the end? I believe that may be a recycling process and the things come to be as before.

    What is your opinion?

  2. Dr. Kiki, Dr. Thaller, and TWIT | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine on May 6, 2009 12:00 pm

    […] she was here she interviewed another fave of mine: Michelle Thaller, a space scientist who also loves to talk science to the […]

  3. Donald Aspinall on August 4, 2009 8:48 pm

    Hi, I’m a 77 year old who’s interested in our solar system and the universe.
    I love the programs on the History Channel I have I problem, the TV does not answer me nor does my cat & my wife couldn’t care less.

    Where can I go to converse with some one who will answer my “stupid” questions ? Like how do you prove there ever was a BIG BANG, What caused it & if nothing was there what exploded?
    I can go on & on but that’s not going to help me now.


    Don Aspinall
    Williamsburg, VA

  4. Gerone on October 28, 2009 8:01 pm

    You have some interesting views of our universe. I’ve have discovered something very interesting about our universe and beyond. View my discovery at: htt://www.alien-ufos.com/Alien-t2408html

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