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O Dell, Charles Robert
American astronomer, NASA project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, 1972-1983.

Born: 1937.

Charles R. O'Dell was trained as an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin and was project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope project, 1972-1983, at the Marshall Space Flight Center. He has been on the astronomy faculty at several universities, including the University of Houston where he was Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics.

CV, 2015:

DEGREES AWARDED:
B.S.Ed. Illinois State University, Physical Sciences Department, January 1959
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Astronomy Department, January 1962

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Main Field: Observational Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae
Other Fields: Star Formation

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Star formation in the Orion Nebula Cluster
Structure and Evolution of Planetary Nebulae

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:
2000-Present: Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2000-Present: Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston, TX

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:
1992-2000 Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston, TX
1982-1992 Professor of Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice Univeristy, Houston, TX
1972-1982 Project Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
1967-1972 Professor of Astronomy, University of Chicago, IL
1964-1967 Assistant, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Chicago, IL
1963-1964 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley
1962-1963 Carnegie Fellow, Hale Observatories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS:
1978-Order of Merit, Polish People's Republic
1991-Public Service Medal, NASA
1994-Foreign Member Polish Academy of Science
1996-Humboldt Research Prize
2001-Honorary Doctor of Science, Illinois State University

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1962-Present American Astronomical Society, Treasurer 1988-1996
1962-Present Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1964-Present International Astronomical Union
1964-Present American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow-1970

Country: USA. Bibliography: 535.



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