Dr. Bonnie Buratti is a Principal Scientist and technical manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with expertise on
the structure and evolution of icy moons and other small bodies. She holds degrees from MIT and Cornell in
Astronomy. She is currently serving on the Science Teams for both the Cassini and New Horizons missions,
and she is also the NASA Project Scientist for the Rosetta Mission to a comet. The author or coauthor of
over 200 scientific papers, Dr. Buratti was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the International
Astronomical Union recognized her work by naming asteroid 90502 Buratti after her. She is a Fellow of the
American Geophysical Union. Her popular book “Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar: A guided tour of the Solar
System” was published this year.