Full Spectrum: Therese Kucera


Dr. Terry Kucera is an astrophysicist in NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Solar Physics Laboratory. Her research interests center on the solar atmosphere, especially solar prominences and prominence cavities. She currently serves as STEREO Project Scientist.

Dr. Kucera came to NASA/Goddard in 1993 after receiving her doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied radio emissions from solar flares. She followed this with a post doctoral fellowship studying X-ray flare emissions. She joined the SOHO team as an operations scientist for the CDS and SUMER spectrometers in 1995 and eventually also served as US Deputy Project Scientist. She has also detailed at NASA Headquarters as the Solar Discipline Scientist and the Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Manager.


What kind of research do you do?

What is your favorite thing about being a scientist?

Observing Total Solar Eclipses

How did you become interested in studying the Sun?

Will the Sun explode?

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