Paul Hueper became interested in astronomy in the late 1970s and enjoys sharing the night sky's mysteries at public stargazing events in the Washington, DC area. Paul also co-owns a private research observatory and is active in observational efforts to detect the transits of extrasolar planets that orbit other stars.
Paul's presentations convey the vast implications of current extrasolar planet searches and how NASA is accelerating efforts to find Earth-like planets, such as with the Kepler Mission.
Paul also offers talks about Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and asteroids, which present collision risks, but are rich in mineral resources and a possible stepping-stone for future manned space exploration. Paul also provides presentations on the Cassini-Huygens Mission's continuing discoveries at Titan - a fascinating moon of Saturn. Titan has a thick atmosphere and is thought by many scientists to be similar to early Earth.