Christian Tate

Astronomy & Space Sciences


I work with Titan’s atmosphere, in specific, modeling the strange polar clouds that appeared late in Cassini’s mission. I am also involved in the camera calibration of the primary science cameras on the next Mars rover (the two Mars2020 Mastcam-Z cameras).

B.S., 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue Univ.

B.A., 2016, Medieval Studies, Purdue Univ.

M.A., 2017, Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Louisville

M.A., 2022 (anticipated), Astronomy, Cornell Univ.

Research Focus

Advisor: Professor Alex Hayes