Dr. Antonio Paris is the Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science and a Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College, FL. Additionally, he is the Director for Space Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a professional member of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the American Astronomical Society.
Dr. Paris is a graduate of NASA’s Mars Education Program at the Mars Space Flight Center, Arizona State University. His most recent peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Science include:
While at the Museum of Science and Industry, Dr. Paris developed dozens of planetary science related programs including The Geology of Mars in 3D, which was designed to introduce guests, including college students, to the geology of Mars in an interactive format.
Dr. Paris is currently the Primary Investigator at the Site B 10-meter Radio Telescope Observatory in Central Florida. His primary research at Site B is centered on detecting and observing gamma ray pulsars and active galactic nuclei at 1420 MHz.
Dr. Paris is the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Outreach Award for 2017 and NASA’s Hubble Award for 2016. Because of his expertise on space exploration, specifically Mars, Dr. Paris is a recurring on-air expert for several TV programs including BBC, Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel.
"The thirst for exploration is a human trait and colonizing Mars is the next great adventure for mankind. Mars One has set its compass toward the Red Planet and it is an honor to serve as an advisor in the greatest adventure in history ... colonizing Mars. "