03/16/2017 by Julia van der Doesch
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.