Howard Isaacson

Research Associate

Howard is a researcher in the Astronomy department at UC Berkeley. His work with Breakthrough Listen is focused on targets selection and observation management. The observational commitment of Breakthrough Listen, using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, the Parkes Telescope in Australia and the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory, requires multi-time zone and multi- continent coordination. Observations span the optical and radio parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. After years of working on NASA’s Kepler Mission with the California Planet Search and the Keck Observatory, Howard now uses his knowledge of the observational astronomy in the search for intelligent signals from beyond the solar system.