Penny Diane Sackett

FatherArthur LaVerne Sackett (1931-2017)
MotherNeola Lucille Read
Birth1956, Lincoln, NebraskaG,1
Penny Sackett
Penny Diane Sackett, daughter of Arthur LaVerne Sackett and Neola Lucille Read, was born in Lincoln, NebraskaG, on 28 February 1956.1
     Professor Penny Sackett is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She was the Chief Scientist of Australia from November 2008 to March 2011.
     Penny has developed gravitational microlensing systems to search for extrasolar planets, as well as researching dark matter and galactic structure. She was a member of the team of astronomers who discovered the first known earth-sized planet orbiting a normal star other than the Sun in the inner Milky Way.1
Penny Sackett, portrait by Andrew Mezei at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

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Appears inNotable Sacketts
Sackett line11th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett ancestry
Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet (say1530–1595) and Joane ___
Thomas Sackett the younger (c1557–1615) and Martha Strowde
Simon Sackett the colonist (1595–1635) and Isabel Pearce
Simon Sackett (1630–1659) and Sarah Bloomfield
Captain Joseph Sackett (1656–1719) and Elizabeth Betts
Judge Joseph Sackett (1680–1755) and Hannah Alsop
John Sackett (1716–1783) and Phebe Burling
John Sackett (1747–1811) and Polly ___
Rev Nathaniel Sackett (1787–1834) and Margaret Lazear
Samuel L Sackett (c1831–1892) and Anna Larkin
Charles Wesley Sackett (1870–) and Minnie Augusta (Herrick) Gibson
Charles Arthur Sackett (1908–) and Priscilla A Miller
Arthur LaVerne Sackett (1931–2017)
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

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