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Tanya Harrison

Tanya Harrison

Tanya Harrison

Web Editor Intern

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Tanya wears a number of hats: Web editor intern for The Planetary Society, Research Scientist with the NewSpace Initiative at Arizona State University, and professional photographer in whatever spare time exists outside of the rest of that. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology with a specialization in Planetary Science from the University of Western Ontario, where she worked as a public outreach assistant with the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in astronomy and physics from the University of Washington and Master of Arts in Earth and environmental sciences from Wesleyan University, Tanya took a break from academia. She spent 4 years working in mission operations as an assistant staff scientist at Malin Space Science Systems on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX) and Mars Color Imager (MARCI), as well as the Mast Cameras (Mastcam), Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), and Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) aboard the Curiosity rover. She was also involved in public outreach activities for those missions, as well as with The Mars Society and The National Space Society. For many years she was also the head of space and/or science track programming for Norwescon, the Pacific Northwest's largest sci-fi and fantasy convention, only relenquishing the position because she moved to the other side of the continent. She now dually resides in Toronto, Ontario and Tempe, Arizona.

Tanya's Martian life can be found at Tanya Harrison | Of Mars and on Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

Chasing the total solar eclipse at 38,000 feet

August 24, 2017

Where did you venture to view the Great American Eclipse? About 100 people were lucky enough to make the trip of a lifetime for it: 38,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

Gullies on Mars: Wet or Dry (Ice)?

August 17, 2016

Martian gullies were in the spotlight last week thanks to a NASA press release stating they were "likely not formed by liquid water" based on spectral results. But how does this stack up against their morphology?

LPSC 2016: Martian Geomorphology

April 04, 2016

Scientists showcased a wide range of features and processes on Mars' surface at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Latest Processed Space Images

Northeast Syrtis Major, Mars

December 28, 2017

This 5 m/pixel resolution mosaic of the proposed landing region in NE Syrtis Major for NASA's Mars 2020 rover was created from images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX). (Click on the image for a full-resolution view.)

Columbia Hills, Mars

December 28, 2017

This 5 m/pixel resolution mosaic of the Columbia Hills in Gusev Crater was created from images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX). (Click on the image for a full-resolution view.)

Jezero Crater, Mars

December 04, 2017

This 10 m/pixel resolution mosaic of Jezero Crater was created from images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX). (Click on the image for a full-resolution view.)

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