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Christian Tate

Astronomy & Space Sciences

Christian Tate

Space Sciences Building, Room 407


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.


  • Astronomy

Graduate Fields

  • Astronomy and Space Sciences


Advisor: Professor Alex Hayes


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