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An American astronomer, Wiseman received her bachelor's degree in physics from MIT and her Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University. Wiseman discovered periodic comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff while working as an undergraduate research assistant in 1987. She is currently the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory. With a keen interest in science policy and public dialogue, she served as a Congressional Science Fellow and currently directs the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A committed Christian, she has authored several essays addressing the relationship of astronomy and Christian faith. She grew up on an Arkansas farm, where she enjoyed late night star-gazing walks with her parents and pets. She will share the latest astronomical discoveries and images from space and discuss how galaxies, stars and planets form and mature, what they can teach us about God, and how good science strengthens our faith.