Waukesha High School
Class of 1955
Our High School is now the
"Les Paul Middle School".
Dr. Michelle Thaller
Michelle Lynn Thaller (born November 28, 1969 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American
astronomer and research scientist. Thaller is the assistant director for Science
Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
From 1998 to 2009 she was a staff scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis
Center, and later Manager of the Education and Public Outreach program for the Spitzer
Space Telescope, at the California Institute of Technology. She is a frequent on
camera contributor to programming on The History Channel and Science Channel.
A native of Wisconsin, Thaller graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1988.
She attended Harvard University where she majored in astrophysics and worked on
precision measurement of binary stars, receiving a Bachelor's degree in 1992. At
Georgia State University Thaller worked on colliding winds in close massive binary
systems. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1998. Thaller is a regular
contributor to the online edition of the Christian Science Monitor, for which she
writes a monthly science column, and has appeared on the History Channel show, "The
Universe." She appears in the Science Channel show, "How the Universe Works." Thaller
also contributed to and appeared in the award-winning video podcast series "IRrelevant Astronomy."
Lots of snow in the Midwest but it sure is nice in Phoenix. Have a look at the "Photo Album."
Check out "Last Prob" which gives the answer to last month's "Problem"
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE a Class Reunion in September, 2018. It may seem early
but time goes by REALLY fast these days. If you have a 2018 calendar - mark it.
I will be sending you a sign up letter in March so be thinking about the Reunion.
Check "Announcements" for details.
Check the birthdays. If you aren't there and should be, tell me.
February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball
is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.
Hunter S. Thompson
Send info to George