1 February 2021

Christopher S. Moore

Christopher S. Moore

"Dream big, then live big!"

Position/Title: Astrophysicist

Affiliation: Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

AAS Positions:

  • AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy (CSMA), 2018–present
  • AAS 235th Meeting Special Session Lead Organizer. Session 259, “Astrophysics Results from CubeSats and SmallSats,” 2020
  • AAS Rodger Doxsey Dissertation Travel Prize, 2018
  • AAS 227th and 231st Meetings, Chambliss Poster Judge, 2016 and 2018
  • AAS Early Career Advisory Board (ECAB), 2016
  • AAS Congressional Visits Day Participant, 2015
  • AAS 227th Meeting Panel Member, "AAS Advocacy Town Hall with a Panel of CVD Participants," 2016

Areas of Scientific Interest: Dr. Christopher S. Moore's current research focuses on the solar corona. Specifically, working on techniques to improve constraints on the plasma temperature distribution, elemental abundances, and deriving connections between magnetic and radiative fluxes. Dr. Moore utilizes X-ray and EUV observations, compares them to models, and works to develop new instrumentation for better measurements. Dr. Moore is involved with many missions and projects including but not limited to the Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT), Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats, new SmallSat projects, and the Hi-C Flare sounding rocket.