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Thomas Appéré

Associate Scientist
Thomas Appéré is an Associate Scientist at IPAG (l’Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble) in Grenoble, France.

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Stuart Atkinson

space enthusiast and amateur astronomer
Stuart Atkinson is a lifelong space enthusiast, amateur astronomer, and frustrated martian.

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Andrew Bodrov


Andrew Bodrov, from Estonia, is a member of the International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA), and has been professionally engaged in panoramic photography for over 13 years. He has shot panoramas for the 3D Tallinn Project (Estonia), Tallinn Song Festival (Estonia), Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow (Russia), Baikonur Cosmodrome (Russia) as well as hundreds of other panoramas from around the world.

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Damia Bouic


Damia Bouic (France) creates rover panoramas on her blog Marsrovers Images (in French). (UMSF member: Ant103)

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Bernhard Braun


Bernhard Braun

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Marc Canale


Marc Canale posts as "kyokugaisha" on unmannedspaceflight.com.

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James Canvin


James Canvin (UK) follows Spirit and Opportunity on his Martian Vistas website, where he posts beautifully-processed versions of their panoramas. (UMSF Moderator: jamescanvin)

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Tom Dahl


Tom Dahl is a professional software developer with a life-long interest in the space program.

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Don Davis


Don Davis is a space artist and animator. He is a member and Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists.

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Olivier de Goursac


Olivier de Goursac is an image processor, author, and public outreach coordinator about Mars exploration.

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Erik Diaz


Mars has been an interest of mine since I was a child. Once the Mars Science Laboratory landed, however, it really put the awe of the planet into perspective for me and thanks to the availability of the raw images, I now have one of the best hobbies on THIS planet!

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Bill Dunford


Bill Dunford is just another desktop astronaut, following the adventures of robotic spacecraft all across the Solar System. He blogs about his experiences at Riding with Robots on the High Frontier.

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Vitaliy Egorov


Виталий Егоров (Vitaliy Egorov) is a journalist, enthusiast and popular writer about space research. He is the founder of the largest community devoted to MSL Curiosity on Vkontakte (Russian facebook). He participates on unmannedspaceflight.com as Zelenyikot.

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Gerald Eichstädt

Mathematician and Software Professional
Gerald Eichstädt is a mathematician working as a software professional and amateur scientist.

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Doug Ellison

Founder
Doug Ellison, Founder, unmannedspaceflight.com

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Fredk


An anonymous member of the unmannedspaceflight.com community known for his panoramic images containing the "Mystery Man" for scale.

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Michael Howard


Michael Howard (USA) is the creator of the Midnight Mars Browser software that permits auto-download and auto-mosaicking of Mars Exploration Rover images. The software is no longer supported but will remain a valuable tool until something breaks it. Howard also wrote the iPhone apps Mars Globe and Moon Globe. (UMSF Moderator: mhoward)

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Björn Jónsson


Björn Jónsson (Iceland) is the developer of the IMG2PNG software, which batch-converts spacecraft image data to PNG format. His website contains simulated views of other planets produced using image maps generated from space image data; most of his image processing work is posted only within the forum.

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Val Klavans


Val Klavans has a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy from the University of Maryland and interned at NASA Goddard with the Cassini mission. She is currently working with the upcoming film "In Saturn's Rings" and is doing volunteer public outreach focusing on Titan and the latest from the Cassini mission.

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Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist
Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society blogger, podcaster, webcaster, Twitterer, et cetera. A true science cheerleader and total space geek, Emily is considered one of the most influential and passionate space bloggers around. Emily is a planetary geologist with a unique way of blending science facts and space news with a sense of whimsy, and, yes, lots of pretty pictures!

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Mike Malaska

Volunteer Planetary Scientist
Mike Malaska has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and explores the interface of chemistry, planetary geology, and astrobiology. His current research involves the geology and chemistry of Saturn’s giant moon Titan. He is also involved in planetary science education and public outreach.

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Piotr Masek


Piotr Masek (Poland) writes software that converts and corrects some common blemishes in older spacecraft data including Mariner, Viking, and Venera images, available from his Tripod website. (UMSF member: peter59)

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Kevin McAbee


Kevin McAbee is a software and web developer for the SAS Institute, in Cary, North Carolina. He spends his free time studying astronomy, brewing beer, and enjoying the great outdoors via rock climbing, backpacking, and amateur photography. In the fall of 2012, he joined the In Saturn's Rings IMAX film project as an image processor and programmer.

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Nahum Mendez Chazarra


Nahum Mendez Chazarra is a geologist who shares his love of space images with the world through volunteer education, image processing, and science writing.

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Glen Nagle

Education and Outreach Manager
Glen Nagle, Education and Outreach Manager, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

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Ricardo Nunes


Ricardo Nunes is a Protuguese amateur astronomer, image processor, and space artist.

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Jason Perry


Jason Perry works with the Cassini Imaging Team at the University of Arizona in Tucson, designing observations of Saturn's moon Titan and processing the returned images. Prior to joining Cassini in 2004, Jason worked with the Galileo Imaging Team, processing images of Jupiter's moon Io.

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Ian Regan

Contributor
Ian Regan is an astronomer, contributor to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and image-processor for the forthcoming big-screen film "In Saturn's Rings."

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Ted Stryk

Professor of philosophy and amateur image processor
Ted Stryk is a philosophy professor at Roane State Community College, a proud dad, and a skilled processor of old and challenging spacecraft image data.

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Eduardo Tesheiner


Mapmaker extraordinaire for the Spirit and Opportunity missions to Mars.

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Ed Truthan


Ed Truthan is the owner/operator of North Coast Graphics and Web Design in Garberville, California. A devoted space exploration, flight simulation, and American southwest pre-history enthusiast, he works from his home studio in Humboldt County, in the heart of northern California’s redwood empire.

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Gordan Ugarkovic


Gordan is a software developer and amateur astrophotographer.

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Ralf Vandebergh

Amateur Astronomer
Ralf Vandebergh is an amateur astronomer who specializes in imaging spacecraft.

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Alson Wong


Alson Wong has been a pediatrician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group since 1993. He is an amateur astronomer and solar eclipse enthusiast and a member of the Riverside Astronomical Society and the Society for Astronomical Sciences, as well as a charter member of the Planetary Society

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