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Amy Mainzer


Amy Mainzer is an American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She holds a Bachelors degree with honors in Phyisics, and Masters and Ph.D degrees in Astronomy. Dr. Mainzer is a research scientist working on different projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including the Wide-field Infrared Survey... See full bio »

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Known For

For the Love of Spock
(2016)
Stargazing Live
Stargazing Live Herself - Jet Propulsion Lab
(2013)
The Universe
The Universe Miscellaneous Crew
(2008-2012)
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works Herself - Astronomer / Herself - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(2012-2014)

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 2016 Ready Jet Go! (TV Series) (science curriculum consultant - 1 episode)
- How Come the Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base (2016) ... (science curriculum consultant)
 2008-2009 The Universe (TV Series documentary) (science consultant - 6 episodes)
- Strangest Things (2009) ... (science consultant - as Dr. Amy Mainzer)
- Stopping Armageddon (2009) ... (science consultant - as Amy Mainzer PhD)
- Deadly Comets and Meteors (2008) ... (science consultant - as Dr. Amy Mainzer)
- Biggest Things in the Universe (2008) ... (science consultant - as Dr. Amy Mainzer)
- Cosmic Collisions (2008) ... (science consultant - as Dr. Amy Mainzer)
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 2014 IRrelevant Astronomy (TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Fusion vs. Fission (2014) ... (special thanks)
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 2016 Jupiter's Dangerous Secrets (TV Movie documentary)
Herself -Astronomer
 2016 For the Love of Spock (Documentary)
Herself
 2016 Ready Jet Go! (TV Series)
Herself - Host
- How Come the Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base (2016) ... Herself - Host (voice)
 2012-2014 How the Universe Works (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Astronomer / Herself - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way? (2014) ... Herself - Astronomer
- Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior? (2014) ... Herself - Astronomer
- Comets - Frozen Wanderers (2012) ... Herself - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (as Dr. Amy Mainzer)
 2013 Comet Encounter (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2013 Super Comet ISON (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2013 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Scientist (segment "Cosmic Roulette")
- Disability, USA/Super 6-1/Cosmic Roulette (2013) ... Herself - Scientist (segment "Cosmic Roulette")
 2013 Stargazing Live (TV Series)
Herself - Jet Propulsion Lab
- Episode #3.3 (2013) ... Herself - Jet Propulsion Lab
 2008-2012 The Universe (TV Series documentary)
Herself - NASA / JPL / Herself - JPL / ...
- Ride the Comet (2012) ... Herself - NASA / JPL
- Secrets of the Space Probes (2010) ... Herself - NASA / JPL
- 7 Wonders of the Solar System (2010) ... Herself - NASA / JPL
- Extreme Energy (2009) ... Herself - NASA / JPL
- Pulsars & Quasars (2009) ... Herself - NASA / JPL
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 2014 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Scientist (segment "Cosmic Roulette")
- Imminent Danger/Bassem Youssef/Cosmic Roulette (2014) ... Herself - Scientist (segment "Cosmic Roulette")
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Dr. Amy Mainzer | Amy Mainzer PhD
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Personal Quote:

Don't be afraid to be curious. Don't be afraid to ask silly questions. Why is the sky blue? It turns out silly questions have profound and interesting answers. That at its heart is what science is all about. It's understanding nature and not being afraid to ask why.

Trivia:

Discovered the asteroid 316201 on June 23 2010 and named it "316201 Malala", or "2010 ML48" after Malala Yousafzai. Mainzer decided Malala deserved to be immortalized after reading her story of activism promoting the right of girls' to go to school in Pakistan. The asteroid is about 4 kilometers in diameter with a very dark surface (the color of printer toner) and it circles the sun between Mars ... See more »

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