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

Emily Mason

Research Scientist

Michael Conley

Amateur Astronomer

Arttu Sainio

Career Coach/Citizen Scientist

Tony Hoffman

Citizen Scientist / Technology Journalist (Senior Analyst)

Les Hamlet

Citizen Scientist / Materials Testing

Bob Fletcher

Citizen Scientist | Science and Math Teacher

Emily Burns-Kaurin

Citizen Scientist / College Student

Michele T. Mazzucato

Citizen Scientist / Surveyor and Geo-Topographer

Matteo Kimura

Citizen Scientist / High School Student

Jörg Schümann

Citizen Scientist / Accountant

Timo van der Straeten

Citizen Scientist / Mechanical Engineer Technician

Vinod Thakur

Citizen Scientist

Elizabeth MacDonald

Space Physicist

Michael Hunnekuhl

Citizen Scientist / Physicist

Peter Ansorge

Citizen Scientist / Business Consultant

Frank Barnet

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Giuseppe Pappa

Citizen Scientist / Radiologist Technologist at Humanitas Catanese

Joshua "Josh" Hamilton

Citizen Scientist / Director of Adult Faith Formation

Sebastian "Seb" Hoenig

Citizen Scientist / Professor

Thomas Ashcraft

Citizen Scientist / Scientific Instrument Maker / Observer

Michaela B. Allen

Citizen Scientist / Graduate Student

Christy Turner

Citizen Scientist / Technical Business Analyst / Professional Photographer

Guillaume Colin

Citizen Scientist / Pulmonologist

Heather Lynch

Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, New York