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through the eyes of nasa


through the eyes of nasa


Take a deeper dive into the science of space by learning from the experts at NASA.

On Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, the Aquarium of Niagara will hosting NASA for two, FREE after-hours presentations led by NASA scientists.

Saturday, April 6, 6-8 pm
We Are Going: Science on NASA’s Artemis Missions

Sunday, April 7, 6-8pm
NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission: Exploring an Ocean World

Please note, registration is required and space is limited.



Dr. Amanda Nahm

Program Officer (PSD)
Program Scientist (ESSIO)
Deputy Program Scientist for Europa
Clipper Science Mission Directorate

Dr. Amanda Nahm works in NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) and Exploration Science Strategy Integration Office (ESSIO) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. As the Deputy Artemis Lunar Science Lead, she helps to define science goals for Artemis. She is the Deputy Program Scientist for Europa Clipper where she ensures that scientific capabilities of the spacecraft are maintained during mission development and spacecraft construction. She is also the lead for the Science Mission Directorate’s Inclusion Plan Community of Practice, who is responsible for standardizing all practices with respect to Inclusion Plans for grant proposals. She is the lead for the lunar data analysis program (LDAP) and Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program and serves as additional program support for other research programs.

Amanda’s area of expertise is planetary tectonics and during her career she has studied numerous solar system bodies with solid surfaces: Mercury, Mars, the Moon, Enceladus, and Europa. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in geology with a minor in astronomy at the University of Colorado in Boulder and her doctorate in geology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her dissertation focused on the geologic and tectonic histories of Mars at the local, regional, and global scales.