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Meg Schwamb

Meg Schwamb

Meg Schwamb

Meg Schwamb is a planetary scientist and astronomer. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica's Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics in Taipei, Taiwan. Her research focuses on understanding how solar systems form and evolve by studying planets and their building blocks. She uses large surveys to probe the small body reservoirs in the Solar System and mines large datasets via citizen science, enlisting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in the research effort. She is currently involved in the Zooniverse's Planet Four and Comet Hunters citizen science projects to map seasonal fans on the south pole of Mars and search for cometary activity in the asteroid belt, respectively.

Twitter: @megschwamb

Latest Blog Posts

Continuing the Hunt for Exoplanets

March 04, 2016

Meg Schwamb highlights some of the upcoming space-based missions that will search for planets beyond our solar system.

Observing at the WIYN

June 08, 2011

On May 5 and 6, I had a run on the WIYN (Wisconsin-Indiana-Yale-NOAO) telescope, a 3.5 m telescope, the second largest telescope on Kitt Peak in Arizona.

South of the Border

May 25, 2011

The last decade has seen an explosion in our understanding of the solar system with the discovery of the largest Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) of comparable size to Pluto.

astronaut on Phobos
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