"Points that fall off the curve are either a mistake or the Nobel Prize." an interview with Glenn Orton

Recorded January 23, 2019 Archived January 23, 2019 16:39 minutes
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Id: APP609735


Glenn Orton, a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses his career exploring the outer Solar System that started with the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions, and extended forward to Cassini and more recently Juno. Interested in space since the fourth grade, he started doing science fair experiments on the same planets that he continues to study today. He recalls watching the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet hitting Jupiter and many other surprises he has seen through telescopes. He describes the joy of learning new things. The first person in his family to go to college, he is passionate about mentoring students and shares his advice on how to be a good mentor. (Recorded 10 December 2018)


  • Sam Hedlund
  • Glen Orton