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Dr. Leonard Garcia
Space Physics Advisor

Dr. Leonard Garcia works for Wyle Information Systems as a scientist supporting NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center's Science Proposal Support Office (SPSO) and Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF). His field of expertise is in planetary radio astronomy and received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. In support of the Science Proposal Support Office, Leonard has helped with over 500 research proposals. Leonard is the SPDF's acquisition scientist responsible for data from the IMAGE mission. He is also helping develop a Virtual Wave Observatory (VWO) for Heliophysics wave data.

In educational outreach efforts Leonard volunteers for the Radio Jove project where he serves as newsletter editor and archivist. He also has written educational web pages and lesson plans for Radio Jove. Radio Jove allows students to make radio observations of Jupiter and the sun using simple radio receivers and on-line resources. Leonard is also co-investigator on an education and public outreach project called the Solar System Radio Explorer Kiosk. This project is intended to teach kiosk visitors about radio waves from the sun and planets and make this information accessible and fun for all visitors including those with visual or hearing impairments. In 2005, Leonard led efforts to recognize the 50th anniversary of the discovery of radio emissions from another planet, Jupiter. The results included a state of Maryland historic marker posted near the site, a symposium and luncheon sponsored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington and a presentation at the 6th International Workshop on Planetary and Solar Radio Emissions in Graz, Austria.
 


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