Eliot Malumuth still vividly remembers
his encounter as a grad student with a famous astronomer.
As the authority was entering an observatory shuttle
bus, he turned to Malumuth and said "Have I ever
met you before, because if I had I wouldn't remember".
Not even that, though, could deter Malumuth from
his plan to become an astronomer - something he
had striven for since grade school. "I guess it's
the intellectual challenge of discovering something
that has never been known or seen before", he explains.
That's where for him the biggest fun in astronomy
lies - and growing up in Brooklyn, NY, it certainly
took some effort just to discover the night skies.
He achieved his professional goal by attending the
of Arizona and the Graduate School of the University
of Michigan. Afterwards he moved back to the
East Coast, where he still lives and works.
Currently he is following the romance of the unknown
at the Goddard
Space Flight Center near Washington D.C., where
he has been part of the Space
Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) team
since 1996. He is also acts and directs in Goddard's
drama club MAD. In his spare time he enjoys painting,
traveling, photography, sports and chasing total
Learn more about the Space
Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the
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