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Enabling Scientific Discovery

September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Cross Campus Santa Monica
929 Colorado Avenue

This is a private event closed to Brown Club members only.

Want to know what NASA is doing to enable scientific discovery? Andrea (Johnson) Razzaghi Brown University ’82, NASA’s Deputy Director of Astrophysics, will show you some of NASA’s scientific and engineering wonders. She will also talk about her unique journey over the past 30 plus years in the space business.

Andrea Razzaghi is the  Deputy Director of Astrophysics for NASA and a recognized NASA Modern Figure, a program honoring the contributions of African American women scientists and engineers at NASA. Razzaghi manages a portfolio of over 20 NASA missions and/or international partnerships including our nation’s Great Observatories in space: Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer, which have transformed our understanding of the Cosmos, and Kepler, which discovered that virtually all the stars in the night sky have planets  and was the first NASA mission to find Earth-size planets in the “habitable zone.”  Andrea earned her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and her Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering Design from the Catholic University of America. This July marked Andrea’s 32nd year with NASA.