Observatory Manager Rose Smith
Observatory Manager

Sommers-Bausch Observatory C150

I am the manager of Sommers-Bausch Observatory. I received a bachelors degree in astrophysics right here at The University of Colorado Boulder and worked for SBO for 4 years during and after my degree. I worked as as the systems engineer and staff astrophysicist at Software Bisque, a telescope company in Golden, CO. I have volunteered as an observer in occultation campaigns in support of the New Horizons and Lucy NASA missions. I have also worked with SpaceX on Crew Dragon, NASA with CPAS (Orion Capsule parachute program), and Virgin Galactic.