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Kevin R. Grazier

Kevin R. Grazier

DR. KEVIN GRAZIER served as the Science Advisor for all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica and is currently in that role on the SyFy Channel series Eureka and the NBC animated series The Zula Patrol. He has also consulted on numerous other books, movies, and television series, including several currently in various stages of production.  

Dr. Grazier is a Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, currently working on both the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan and the Constellation program. At JPL he has written mission planning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA- wide awards. He worked previously at the RAND Corporation, processing data from the Viking missions in support of the Mars Observer mission.  

He has BS degrees in computer science and geology from Purdue University and another in physics from Oakland University. His doc-toral research was in planetary physics at UCLA, where he performed long-term large-scale computer simulations of early solar system evolution dynamics, and chaos — research that he continues to this day. In what passes for his spare time, Dr. Grazier teaches at both UCLA and Santa Monica College — classes in basic astronomy, planetary science, cosmology, the science of science fiction, and the search for extraterrestrial life.  

Dr. Grazier was the recipient of Oakland University’s 2009 Odyssey Award for the alumnus whose life exemplifles Oakland University’s motto: “Seek virtue and knowledge.”           

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