Katherine Troche (she/her)
Project Coordinator, Night Sky Network Administrator
My first real run-in with astronomy happened by accident at a star party in New York's Central Park. This very public display of education and engagement lit a spark I didn’t even know existed. 13 years later, I’m a dedicated amateur astronomer turned informal educator.
My current work at ASP involves support for the NASA Night Sky Network program, providing support to astronomy clubs performing public outreach across the United States, and for the Eclipse Ambassadors off the Path Program. Additionally, I spend my time as a NASA Solar System Ambassador and as the Vice President of Operations for the Amateur Astronomers Association in New York, NY. I love getting out with my telescope(s), bringing the public that same joy I first encountered all those years ago.