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Speaker – Helen Walker – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Helen Walker - SpeakerHelen Walker

Helen graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a PhD in Astronomy in 1979 where she was involved with astronomical satellites (and has been ever since).

In the mid-1990s Helen was Head of the UK ISO Support Group and a Co-Investigator on the ISO Photometer (ISO was the Infrared Space Observatory – an ESA satellite). For the past two years she has worked in the Satellite Operations Group at RAL, under contract to the European Space Agency, on Mars Express (as the group’s Project Scientist) helping scientists plan their science observations on the Mars Express satellite. Recently Helen was asked to take over leading the Test Team for MIRI, the mid-infrared instrument, for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Helen is also Senior Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society and currently President of the Society for Popular Astronomy.

Date Talk at GAS meeting
1 Oct 2009 Exploring Mars and Other Planets with Satellites
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