Heidi Hammel


Heidi Hammel

Heidi B. Hammel (born on March 14, 1960) is a Senior Research Scientist and Co-Director of Research at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

In 1994, she led the team that investigated Jupiter's visible-wavelength response to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 using the Hubble Space Telescope. Her latest research involves the imaging of Neptune and Uranus with the Hubble Space Telescope. Heidi Hammel has been awarded prizes both for her research (including the 1996 Harold C. Urey Prize of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences) and for her public outreach (such as the Exploratorium's 1998 Public Understanding of Science Award).

The asteroid 3530 Hammel was named in her honour.

Awards

* Klumpke-Roberts Award (1995)
* Harold C. Urey Prize (1996)
* Carl Sagan Medal (2002)

References

*Citation
last=Bortz
first=Fred
title=Beyond Jupiter: The Story Of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel
publisher = Franklin Watts
year=2005
isbn=0531167755

External links

* [http://www.iwaswondering.org/heidi_homepage.html Heidi Hammel at iwaswondering.org]
* [http://www.spacescience.org/about_ssi/staff/hammel.html Hammel bio at the Space Science Institute]


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