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Rachel Zimmerman Brachman

Space Science Educator, Astrophysics - Exoplanets, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Research Focus
About Rachel

I work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I run Exoplanet Watch, a NASA’s Universe of Learning citizen science project enabling students, professional astronomers, and amateur astronomers to observe transiting exoplanets to improve transit timing. We’re seeking participants (anyone can join, novices through experts welcome!) and we want to increase the diversity of our project. I used to work on public engagement for the Cassini mission to Saturn. I have a degree in Physics from Brandeis University and a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University.


Space Studies, International Space University, 07/1998


Physics, Brandeis University, 05/1995

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Mentorship
  • Speaking
  • Science Outreach
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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