This talk was from the Explorer's Club session at Pop!Tech. The other speakers in this session were Peter Diamandis and Marcia McNutt. The question and answer period for these talks is included in this program.
Carolyn Porco received her PhD in 1983 from the California Institute of Technology in Planetary Science, as part of the Voyager imaging team worked on Voyager's encounters with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Currently Carolyn is the leader of the Cassini Science Imaging Team and a lead imaging scientist on the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt mission, to be launched in early 2006.
In addition to being a Senior Research Scientist at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Colorado and the University of Arizona she has made numerous appearances on radio and television explaining science to the general public. In late 1999, she was selected by the Sunday London Times as one of 18 scientific leaders of the 21st century. Her contributions to the exploration of the outer solar system were recently recognized with the naming of Asteroid (7231) Porco.
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