Summer Stars

This year Great Basin National Park has recruited absolute STARS to be Scietist in the Park. Tess Marlin will be coming late summer to showcase the cosmos to Park visitors.

Tess is a PhD candidate in the Geological and Planetary Sciences division at the California Institute of Technology and a student researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She conducts research on Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus using telescope observations and laboratory experiments. Tess is passionate about science communication and has conducted astronomical outreach activities both internationally and within the US. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, backpacking, flying trapeze, dancing, hiking, and learning languages.

Tess said that she is most looking forward to,

"Experiencing the night skies and sharing them with visitors! Living in Los Angeles county, I don’t get to see too many stars on a night-to-night basis. My 'whoa' moment which really ignited my interest in astronomy was in the Australian Outback, when I saw a sky blanketed with more stars than I could imagine. I’m excited to share that wonder with park visitors and experience it again at Great Basin National Park."