Dream Job

“It’s important to remind ourselves that we have the most glorious jobs in the world. We are all paid to figure out how the universe began and how it evolves. We’re paid to try to figure out how the night sky, full of galaxies and stars and planets, came to be. And we’re paid to try to find life elsewhere in the universe. What could be better than that?” 

–Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics Division

Christy Turner

Citizen Scientist / Technical Business Analyst / Professional Photographer

Katharina Doll

Citizen Scientist / University Research Assistant

Rob Zellem


Dalia Kirschbaum

Research Scientist

Lauren Farmer

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide

Rocky Raybell

Citizen Scientist / Retired

Dan Caselden

Citizen Scientist / Security Engineer

Les Hamlet

Citizen Scientist / Materials Testing

Rosa Castro

Citizen Scientist / Retired Mental Health Therapist

Elizabeth MacDonald

Space Physicist

Lily Wan Wah Lau

Citizen Scientist / Photographer

Sebastian "Seb" Hoenig

Citizen Scientist / Professor

Emily Burns-Kaurin

Citizen Scientist / College Student

Marc Jason Kuchner

Astrophysicist / Citizen Science Officer

Steven Silverberg

Citizen Scientist / Postdoctoral Associate

Frank Kiwy

Citizen Scientist / Senior Software Developer

Marilé Colón Robles

NASA GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist / NASA Education Specialist

Tamara Stajić

Citizen Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

Frank Barnet

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Matteo Kimura

Citizen Scientist / High School Student

Thomas Ashcraft

Citizen Scientist / Scientific Instrument Maker / Observer

Gerald Eichstädt

Citizen Scientist / Freelance Mathematician and Software Developer

Melina Thévenot

Citizen Scientist

Timo van der Straeten

Citizen Scientist / Mechanical Engineer Technician