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Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel

by Dr. Fred Bortz

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This section of "Dr. Fred's Place" is devoted to the biography of Planetary Scientist Heidi B. Hammel published in 2005 by the Joseph Henry Press, part of the U.S. National Academy of Science, and by Scholastic Library Publishing.

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Discover Heidi's answers to the questions that people most often ask her about her life as an astronomer.

Share a travelogue of Dr. Fred's trip to observe Uranus and Neptune with Heidi at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii. It includes pictures from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and an amazing scientific story about how the observers discovered an unexpected surprise about Deimos and Phobos, the moons of Mars.

Find out the latest news about Heidi's life and work.

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Enjoy fun facts, games, and activities about Heidi and her science at www.iWASwondering.org

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