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Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer and Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. Wiseman received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. While a student, she co-discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. She conducted postdoctoral research in star formation as a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and as a Hubble Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. Wiseman was the 2001—2002 Congressional Science Fellow of the American Physical Society and served with staff of the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2003 to 2006 she was the program scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wiseman is also interested in promoting positive dialogue on the relationship of science, values, and faith. She gives numerous talks on the excitement of astronomy and scientific discovery to colleges, churches, civic groups, and schools.
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