Bonnie Meinke


Bonnie is a Deputy Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope. Having grown up in Texas, where "the stars at night are big and bright," she was inspired to study astronomy, earning a Bachelors at University of California, Berkeley and a PhD at University of Colorado, Boulder. Her current scientific research focuses on the Saturn system: observing rings, discovering the building blocks of moons, and puzzling over geysers on Enceladus.

Science Interests:

  • accretion and fragmentation processes in planetary rings
  • plume activity on Enceladus


Research Topics: Planetary Rings, Orbital Dynamics, Icy Satellites

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