Blasco Carmen - Gaia
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Carmen Blasco joined the Gaia Project Scientist's Support Team at ESTEC in March 2008 as the Information Manager. She studied Computer Engineering at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Physics at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). She received her MSc in Astrophysics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in July 2008.
From 2002 to 2008 she worked for an outreach project called PARTNeR, that performs radio astronomical observations with a 34m antenna located at the NASA's satellite tracking station in Madrid. During this time she was the Support Astronomer and developed data reduction software for single dish observations. She has also been involved with coordinating scientific activities for primary and secondary school students. In January 2007, she was appointed the Project Manager for PARTNeR.
Carmen is especially interested in outreach. She left the project in January 2013.
[Published: 10/03/2008 | Updated: 14/08/2008 and 29/01/2013]
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