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Dr. Sten Odenwald
Dr. Sten Odenwald Dr. Sten Odenwald is an astronomer at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, and received his PhD from Harvard University in 1982. He has been involved with investigations of the cosmic infrared background since 1996. He is an active science popularizer and book author, and participates in many NASA programs in space science and math education. His most recent popular science article is on solar superstorms and space weather, which may be found in the August 2008 issue of Scientific American.

In addition, he has a number of websites promoting science education including 'The Astronomy Café' and 'Space Weather'. He has also appeared on two National Geographic TV specials on space weather and solar storms. His most recent research involves chronicling the historical, human impacts of space weather. In additiona to numerous professional awards, he was recently awarded a 3-year NASA education grant to continue his Space Math @ NASA project which develops K-12 math problems based on NASA mission data and press releases.

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