(Hubble Heritage Team/STScI)
Lisa Frattare is a native of Rochester, NY, and
received her undergraduate degrees in Clinical Psychology
(cum laude) at SUNY Oswego and Physics/Astronomy
at Arizona State University. She then went to Wesleyan
University where she earned a Master's degree in
astronomy. She has been at STScI (home of the Hubble
Telescope) since 1996, first as a data analyst,
then as image processor for the Hubble Heritage
Team and the Office of Public Outreach News Team.
She has been with the Heritage Project since a year
before its public debut in 1998. A five-year Heritage
anniversary with over 60 image releases that Lisa
has helped produce will occur in October 2003.
Lisa loves telescope observing, whether it be with
Hubble or ground-based telescopes. Early observing
in her undergraduate years took her to places like
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff AZ and Cerro Tololo
Interamerican Observatory in Chile. Graduate work
with the Van Vleck 24" telescope in Middletown
CT may have had Lisa observing NGC 3370's SN 1994ae
in November of 1994. Kitt Peak National Observatory
has been a regular spot for many years of observing.
The Keck Telescope in Hawaii is one of her more
exotic telescope experiences.
The Hubble telescope has also produced fantastic
images for her work and for public outreach. Lisa
has helped plan observations for more than 70 Heritage
orbits, the collection of which can be seen in the
gallery. Two Hubble outreach observations that
Lisa participated in were the
Helix Nebula for Astronomy Day 2003 and Mars closest
approach 2003. She shares common goals with
the family she has at Space Telescope and with the
Hubble Heritage team members in a desire to make
each new observation a rewarding experience for
Lisa is married to Jim Wisniewski, whom she met
at Oswego State in 1985. They have two children,
3-year old daughter Payson, and 1-year old son,
Hubble Heritage Team
The Hubble Heritage Team worked with Adam Riess
to obtain a third filter of NGC 3370 resulting in
a complete HST ACS three-color image of the galaxy.
of the members of the Heritage team are available
from the Heritage Web Site.