Kuiper Kat's Astronomy

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

Have Scope, Will Travel

Astronomy Night: July 2019, with the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Hells Kitchen, NY


Katherine Troche is a Brooklyn, NY native and operates under the moniker Kuiper Kat in New York, NY.

Through volunteer initiatives, Katherine spends her time conducting astronomy-related outreach via social media, public observing (sidewalk astronomy), and for various organizations and institutions throughout the five boroughs. Her primary focus is to engage and educate the general public by coordinating virtual and public viewings, as well as informative lectures focused on topics and events relevant to astronomy and space exploration, in the hope of cultivating an interest in STEM and STEM related science.

Katherine is a current 
Solar System Ambassador with NASA/JPL, volunteer astronomer at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and co-chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Observing Committee. 


Her past work includes: guest presenter at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT and at Astronomy on Tap in Brooklyn, NY.