We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Andrew Gangidine, our new Curator of Earth and Space Sciences. With degrees in both Biology and Geology, Andrew’s work specializes in studying life from the modern and ancient Earth, to better understand the history of life on our planet and how we can best search for it elsewhere. He is especially interested in the search for life on Mars, and has been involved in planning efforts for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, including workshops to select the Perseverance rover’s landing site, and conferences to determine how we can best search for signs of life in samples collected by the rover.
He recently moved to Bloomfield Hills with his wife Annie and daughter Evie. Andrew is eager to continue this research and much more at the Institute of Science and share new discoveries with you. Make sure you say hi the next time you see him at the museum!