Hello, I'm Evan Hilgemann!


I work as a mechanical engineer at NASA-JPL. My goal is to improve spaceflight systems by maturing novel technologies.


I enjoy sharing my knowledge of space and technology with the general public and regularly give talks and to local organizations. I also moonlight as a telescope operator and educator at Griffith Observatory.


I help out the community as best I can. I am currently an organizer for the Pasadena Repair Cafe and have taught classes at the Altadena Library.


I spend my free time exploring the diverse wilderness of southern California. You might run into me hiking in the San Gabriel Moutains or scuba diving off the coast of Catalina.

Check out Explore and Observe, my fortnightly newsletter about modern day exploration!

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