|Born||January 2, 1974|
|Nationality||United States Citizen|
|Institutions||Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
|Alma mater||Stanford University
California Institute of Technology
University of California, Los Angeles
|Known for||Astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy|
Amy Mainzer (born 1974) is an American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and the Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE project to study minor planets and the proposed Near Earth Object Camera space telescope mission. She has appeared a number of times in the History Channel series The Universe. She also appears in the documentary featurette "Stellar Cartography: On Earth" included on the Star Trek Generations home video release (March 2010). She serves as the science consultant and host for the live-action interstitials on the PBS Kids series Ready Jet Go! debuting Winter 2016.
Mainzer received a B.Sc. in Physics from Stanford University with honors (1996), and holds an M.Sc. in Astronomy from California Institute of Technology (2000) and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003)
Asteroid (234750) Amymainzer was named after her.
- "NASA's NEOWISE Completes Scan for Asteroids and Comets – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory". jpl.nasa.gov. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
- "Amy Mainzer". CBS Entertainment. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "Science – Evolution of Galaxies: People: Amy Mainzer". science.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
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