Bio for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter
Hubble Space Telescope Operations Project Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He provides scientific leadership, advice, guidance, and oversight to the Operations Project Manager and staff. He also monitors the in-orbit performance of flight instruments and other spacecraft systems, provides scientific guidance in the assessment and resolution of spacecraft anomalies, supports preparations for and execution of HST servicing missions, supports the development of future science instruments operations, and oversees current science operations at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
In addition to his Hubble duties, Dr. Carpenter is leader of the Stellar Imager Vision Mission Team, a project that would use a still under-development Space-Based Interferometer to capture ultra high resolution images of stars and other celesial objects. His scientific interests include studies of the various stellar properties such as chromospheres as well as the development and operation of ultraviolet (UV) instruments to do those studies. He is currently a member of the "Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Dr. Carpenter has a B.A. and M.A. in Astronomy from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from The Ohio State University.