Dr. Carly Howett
April 14, 8:30am - 10:00am MDT. Hosted at RMCAD Mary Harris Auditorium
part of a series on Beyond
About the speaker
Dr. Carly Howett is a Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Oxford in 2005, and has been working on New Horizons since 2012. Since then her main interest has been the calibration and image processing of data from New Horizon’s Ralph instrument – the color “eyes” of the spacecraft. She is also on NASA’s Cassini mission, which has been investigating the Saturn-system since 2004. Outside of work she enjoys all the forms of running, jumping and outdoor-stupidity Colorado has to offer, particularly cycling, skiing, swimming and climbing.
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