Doris Daou

Doris Daou

Doris Daou is a Lebanese-born astronomer[1] who has emerged as one of NASA's leading experts in education and public outreach, she now is working as an outreach and education specialist at Ames Research Center.[2]

Daou's family fled war-ravaged Lebanon when she was a child, and settled in Canada. Daou was educated at the Université de Montréal in Quebec, where she studied the atmospheric parameters of pulsating stars. She then moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, where she spent nine years working on the Hubble Space Telescope. She then transferred to the team that was preparing to launch the Spitzer Space Telescope, where she ultimately wound up working in education and public outreach.

Today Daou is best known as an expert in grant proposals and as the creator and producer of the Ask an Astronomer video podcast, though she continues to publish in science journals.


  1. ^ Daou D et al. (1990) Spectroscopic studies and atmospheric parameters of pulsating da white-dwarf (zz-ceti) stars, Astrophys. J. 364(1), 242-250.
  2. ^ homepage

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jim Keller — (born 1972) is an educational media producer employed by the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology. Though known as the producer and director of the Ask an Astronomer video podcast, Keller has also gained a reputation… …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Sheinkman — (born 1963) is an American contemporary artist. His primary media are oil painting, drawing and printmaking. Sheinkman was born in New York City, where he currently lives and works. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Columbia Records artists — For the list of artists for EMI s Columbia label, see List of Columbia Graphophone Company artists. A partial listing of recording artists who currently or formerly recorded for Columbia Records (known in most of the world as CBS Records prior to …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Reeder — Background information Born 5 January 1958 (1958 01 05) (age 53) Greater Manchester, England …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”