Ernest Wright, Senior Multimedia Specialist, Visualizer

Ernest Wright

Contact Info

NASA Goddard
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-1569


Ernie Wright has been using computer graphics to visualize scientific data for three decades. He has been a programmer and animator in NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio since 2008, working primarily with data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. He is a subject matter expert on eclipse calculation and mapping and a frequent speaker on LRO, Apollo, and the Moon. His early work included isosurface cloud visualization for the Defense Nuclear Agency Weapon Effects Directorate and terrain visualization for the Central Intelligence Agency Office of Imagery Analysis. More recently, he was a LightWave 3D senior programmer, leading LightWave's third-party developer community as the host of its Internet mailing list and the author of the LightWave Server Development Kit. His interests include amateur astronomy and the history and philosophy of science. He has a B.S. in computer and information science with a minor in communication from University of Maryland University College.