Dr Paul Hardersen, Space Scientist & Educator

Paul is currently a Planetary Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, AZ. He studies asteroids, their compositions, and strives to unravel what these small bodies tell us about our solar system. Paul also conducts research on the Sun; leads a new non-profit, the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (INStAR), to promote undergraduate astronomical research; and is the CEO of a start-up travel-hosting company, Trouvaille LLC. When Paul is not researching, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fine dining, all things lobster, and helping to make the world a better place.