Template:Infobox scientist Amy Mainzer (born January 2, 1974) is an American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and the Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE project to study minor planets and the proposed Near Earth Object Camera space telescope mission.
Mainzer received a B.Sc. in Physics from Stanford University with honors (1996), and holds an M.Sc. in Astronomy from California Institute of Technology (2000) and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003)
Asteroid (234750) Amymainzer was named after her.
She has appeared a number of times in the History Channel series The Universe. She also appears in the documentary featurette "Stellar Cartography: On Earth" included on the Star Trek Generations home video release (March 2010). She serves as the science consultant and host for the live-action interstitials on the PBS Kids series Ready Jet Go! as of Winter 2016.
- ↑ "NASA's NEOWISE Completes Scan for Asteroids and Comets – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory". jpl.nasa.gov. 1 February 2011. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-031. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
- ↑ "Science – Evolution of Galaxies: People: Amy Mainzer". science.jpl.nasa.gov. http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mainzer/. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
- ↑ "Amy Mainzer". CBS Entertainment. http://www.tv.com/amy-mainzer/person/642559/summary.html. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- ↑ http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2015/ready-jet-go-premiere/
Jasmin Ionescu. "A Voyage of Discovery with Amy Mainzer". JPL Education Office. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=335. dcshehn. "JPL Profile". JPL Education Office. http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mainzer/.
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