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Dr. Kelly Korreck
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Speaking Engagement

13 November 2019

Mt Cuba Observatory, University of Delaware, To contact me for speaking engagements, please, email

KellyKorreckifthen@gmail.com

Academic Talk

TBD

Extreme Spacecrafting: NASA's Parker Solar Probe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKxoa-x45QA

Academic Talk

TBD

"Our Sun in High Definition" with Kelly Korreck - Jan. 19, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rju47mVr08

Academic Talk

TBD

Solar Orbiter Launch

February 2020

More details are coming soon

IMAP Launch

2024

More details are coming soon

Mission Statement
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Sharing  my passion for science, I strive to inspire others to love and appreciate the wonder, beauty, and awesome power of nature and the universe around us.

 

I strive to appreciate all that is in the world that surrounds us. As a scholar of nature and science, I am dedicated to hard work, peace, ethical use of information, and communicating the wonder of the universe to humankind.

 

I believe that the human spirit has infinite potential.  As a leader, I am responsible for respecting the human spirit that is unique within each one of us. I strive to aid others in their quest for personal growth.  Mutual respect for our unique gifts and talents will dictate how we interact.  Together, we are better. We can explore farther and appreciate and love the elegance of the universe.

Bio & Research

Dr. Kelly Korreck, a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Astrophysicist, works on understanding the Sun, its activity and how to best observer it in order to understand how to live with our nearest stellar neighbor.

She worked with an amazing international team to build the High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) Sounding Rocket. Those 5 minutes of flight captured the highest resolution images of the solar corona in the extreme ultraviolet. 

Currently, she is a science Co-I, head of Science Operations , and Project Manager of the Solar Wind Electron Alpha and Proton (SWEAP) Instrument Suite which is aboard NASA’s Parker Solar Probe  – a mission to touch the Sun’s corona. #hottestcoolestmissiontothesun

 

Dr Korreck works on understanding space weather.  She builds and operates scientific satellite instrumentation.

 

Project 1: SWEAP Instrument Suite on Parker Solar Probe
Currently, I am the Program Manager, a science Co-I and head of Science Operations of the Solar Wind Electron Alpha and Proton (SWEAP) Instrument Suite which is flying on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe – a mission to touch the Sun’s corona.

Project 2: Interstellar Probe

Project 3: American Women’s History Initiative

Project 4: Hi – C Sounding rocket

The High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) Sounding Rocket took 5 minutes of flight capturing the highest resolution images of the solar corona in the extreme ultraviolet.

Project 5: Hinode X-ray Telescope

Project 6: TRACE Satellite

Outreach

I love talking to the public about astronomy, our beautiful sky, and the exciting hunt for planets outside out solar system. I am so lucky that I get the opportunity!

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AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

I am honored to an If/Then Ambassador.

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Planetarium Shows

I have had the distinct pleasure to create 3 planetarium shows about my work on Parker Solar Probe and on Space weather. 

a) “Cloudy with a chance of Solar Flare: How space weather affects everyday life?” Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (2016)

b) “Parker Solar Probe” Boston Museum of Science

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Educational Videos

I did on a segment of an educational video for Junior and Seniors in high school on chemistry.

The final product can be found at – to be linked on the site: learner.org

My segment in this video is from 14:15-19:37 describes the chemistry of the Sun.

Space on the Hill

I work on a series of educational program to bring the excitement of science to the Hill.

Events
TBD
February
2024
IMAP

More details are coming soon.

3
January
2020
Solar Orbiter

More details are coming soon.

13
November
2019
Talks: Speaking Engagements

Mt Cuba Observatory, University of Delaware,  7pm (Open to Public)

American Geophysical Union Fall meeting (For Conference attendees only)

To contact me for speaking engagements please email KellyKorreckifthen@gmail.com

12
November
2019
Academic Talk

Extreme Spacecrafting: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKxoa-x45QA

Kelly Korreck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Operations Lead for SWEAP Instrument Suite aboard Parker Solar Probe and Tony Case, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Solar Probe Cup Instrument Scientis.

 

19
January
2012
Academic Talk

“Our Sun in High Definition” with Kelly Korreck –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rju47mVr08 NASA At Fenway

Media

I love talking to the public about astronomy, our beautiful sky, and the exciting hunt for planets outside out solar system. I am so lucky that I get the opportunity!

STEM

  in 30 From Intern to Astrophysics: Dr. Kelly Korreck, My path 

“The Sun Throws Temper Tantrums”

Learn About the Sun with Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck

Parker Solar Probe Outreach

 at NASA Kennedy Space Flight Center

Key Parker Solar Probe sensor bests sun simulator—last launch hurdle
You don’t get to swim in the sun’s atmosphere unless you can prove you belong there. And the Parker Solar Probe’s Faraday cup, a key sensor aboard the $1.5 billion NASA mission launching this summer, earned its stripes last week by enduring testing in a homemade contraption designed to simulate the sun
Chemistry of the Sun

aimed at high school students

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Mentoring

I am committed to increasing equity and support for underrepresented minorities in the science fields, especially women in STEM. I firmly believe in mentoring. We all have something to learn and to teach each other.  Here are some of the mentorship and community support efforts I am or have been involved in:

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Collaborate

We all work better when we work together!


Working together to a common goal is always welcome!  Contact me with opportunities in the following categories:

– Space Weather science studies

-Space weather instrumentation

-Mentoring girls and women in STEM

– Creating inclusive workspaces

-Leadership training

-Public speaking on the Sun, Space weather, leading technical teams