University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Planetary Science

New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Anne Verbiscer (Astronomy) and Alan Howard (Environmental Sciences) are members of the science team on the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

Cassini Mission to Saturn

Anne Verbiscer (Astronomy) is a Participating Scientist on the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. She also works for Cassini as a Mission Planner, designing observations of Saturn's icy moons for Cassini's Composite InfraRed Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument. 

Icy Worlds

Anne Verbiscer (Astronomy) and Bob Johnson (Engineering Physics) study the sufaces of the icy moons of the outer solar system.