Adler Staff Star: Meet Michelle
Director of Public Observing
Why do you love working at the Adler?
I am surrounded by amazing, enthusiastic colleagues, our programs are fun and innovative, and our visitors are the best because they are as geeked-out about science as we are! Who wouldn’t want to work here?
What is the most memorable thing you have done during your time at the Adler?
Watching a total solar eclipse from the deck of a ship in the Black Sea in 1999, along with about 150 other Adler members and others who came with the Adler group. It was an incredible experience!
Why, in your opinion, is space freaking awesome?
If you try to think of the strangest or most amazing place you can come up with, there’s probably a place in the Universe that is even stranger and more amazing!
What is the most mind-boggling fact about space you know?
The water that you drink is made of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. The atoms of hydrogen you are drinking were made in the Big Bang. The oxygen was made inside a star.
What do you like do to outside the Adler?
I love to garden and cook!