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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Professor Mark McCaughrean

Professor Mark McCaughrean
Senior Science Advisor
European Space Agency

Mark McCaughrean works for the European Space Agency, where he is the Senior Scientific Advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, responsible for communicating the scientific results from ESA's astronomy, heliophysics, planetary and fundamental physics missions.  He and his team currently have spacecraft working at Venus, Mars, Saturn, and around the Earth, as well as looking at the Sun. They are also building new missions to Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter's icy moons, as well as new space telescopes, some of which will be searching for Earth-like planets in orbit around nearby stars.  He is an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the Science Working Group for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.  Prior to his current position, McCaughrean taught as a professor of Astrophysics at the University of Exeter.  He has also worked in the U.K., the U.S., Germany, and the Netherlands, where his personal research involves observational studies of the formation of stars and their planetary systems using state-of-the-art ground and space-based telescopes.  McCaughrean received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 p.m.:
Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: International Center: Main Stage

Space Technology Hall of Fame The Space Technology Hall of Fame® honors those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth at a special dinner held during the Space Symposium.

Corporate Host:

Barry Matsumori

Sr. VP of Business Development
Featured Speaker:

Professor Mark McCaughrean

Senior Science Advisor
European Space Agency


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