Adler Staff Star: Meet Aubrey
What do you enjoy most about working at the Adler?
Aside from the obvious fact that it’s a space museum—a benefit that speaks for itself—there’s always something interesting going on in the staff area. You might run into an elaborate balloon sculpture in the lobby, an informal staff survey conducted by sticky-note on any surface, or a bunch of very smart teenagers making waffles in the citizen science cube.
What has been your favorite project?
It’s hard to choose just one! I got to interview Captain Lovell for our member magazine last year, which was very cool. My favorite projects are the usually the ones that give me an excuse to learn something I didn’t know about space, then find a memorable way to express it to the general public.
Why, in your opinion, is Space Freaking Awesome?
Because it’s everything and we’re part of it. Asteroids, black holes, books, flesh-eating bacteria, Alpha Centauri, Saturn, chocolate cake—it’s all matter and energy and the laws of physics, just like people are. That may sound obvious, but in quiet moments, it takes my breath away.
What do you like to do outside of the Adler?
I’d love to say “stunt-piloting” or “espionage,” but the truth is probably just more writing? I dabble in podcasting and live storytelling. I also enjoy cooking and baking and hanging out with people who are willing to eat the things I cook and bake.
Name one fun fact about yourself.
I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than two minutes.