Planetary Science Institute

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Planetary Science Institute

Description: The Planetary Science Institute (PSI) is dedicated to solar system exploration. Our scientists are involved in numerous NASA and international missions and our broad field of research includes the study of Mars and other planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, impact physics, the origin of the solar system, extra-solar planet formation, dynamics, the rise of life, and other areas of research. For information on our current projects and missions, please visit our website at and visit our Facebook page.

PSI conducts fieldwork on all continents. Our scientists are based in 23 states and the District of Columbia and in various countries across the globe including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Our team is actively involved in science education and public outreach though school programs, children's books, popular science books, and art.

The Institute was established in 1972 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and maintains its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

Location: United States

Legal form: Nonprofit

Year of Funding: 1972

Nr of employees: 51-200 employees


Industry: Research

Planetary Science Institute Contacts

Name Position Experience Current position Contact informations
Dr. Jim Rice Senior Scientist Yes unavailable
David Grinspoon Senior Scientist Yes unavailable
Amy Barr Mlinar Senior Scientist Yes unavailable
Amara Graps Senior Scientist Yes unavailable
Joseph Michalski Research Scientist Yes unavailable
Terrill Yuhas Yes unavailable
Henry Throop Senior Scientist Yes unavailable
Linda Rueger Human Resources Specialist Yes unavailable
Dianne Janis Development Officer Yes unavailable
Elizabeth Jensen, PhD, PE Associate Research Scientist Yes unavailable