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Jonathan McDowell
Jonathan Christopher McDowell (born 1960) is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is a staff member at the Chandra X-ray Center. McDowell is the author and editor of Jonathan's Space Report, an e-mail-distributed newsletter documenting satellite launches.[1]Contents1 Education and career 2 Research interests 3 Jonathan's Space Report 4 Media 5 Honours 6 Activism 7 ReferencesEducation and career[edit] McDowell has a BA in Mathematics (1981) from Churchill College and a PhD in Astrophysics (1986) from the Institute of Astronomy, both at the University of Cambridge, England. After high school, McDowell worked for six months at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and held a summer job at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
before he began his PhD studies
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Astrophysicist
Astrophysics
Astrophysics
is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space."[1][2] Among the objects studied are the Sun, other stars, galaxies, extrasolar planets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background.[3][4] Their emissions are examined across all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the properties examined include luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition
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Alicia M. Soderberg
Alicia Margarita Soderberg (born 1977) is an American astrophysicist who is an assistant professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics whose research focuses on supernovae. Born in Boston, Soderberg was raised in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, where she attended Falmouth High School and spent summers at the nearby Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution studying the effect of water pollution on coastal ponds. She attended Bates College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 with a double major in Math and Physics and participated during the summer in programs at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood
Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA), or Planned Parenthood, is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the United States
United States
and globally. It is a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)[4] and a member association of the International Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood
Federation (IPPF). PPFA has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S
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4589 McDowell
This is a partial list of minor planets, running from 4001 through 5000, inclusive. For an overview of the entire catalog of numbered minor planets, see main index. Also see the corresponding list meanings of minor planet names: 4001–5000 for details on any named body in this range.  Near-Earth obj.     MBA (inner)   MBA (outer)   Centaur  Mars-crosser   MBA (middle)     Jupiter trojan    Trans-Neptunian obj.Contents – back to main index4,001… 4,101… 4,201… 4,301… 4,401… 4,501… 4,601… 4,701… 4,801… 4,901…1–1000 1000s 2000s 3000s 4000s 5000s 6000s 7000s 8000s 9000s 10,000s4001–4100[edit]Designation Discovery Discoverer(s) Category Ref · MeaningPermanent Provisional Date Site4001 Ptolemaeus 1949 PV August 2, 1949 Heidelberg K. Reinmuth FLO MPC · 40014002 Shinagawa 1950 JB May 14, 1950 Heidelberg K
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Main-belt
The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars
Mars
and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets
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Sky And Telescope
Sky & Telescope (S&T) is a monthly American magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy, including the following:current events in astronomy and space exploration; events in the amateur astronomy community; reviews of astronomical equipment, books, and computer software; amateur telescope making; and astrophotography.The articles are intended for the informed lay reader and include detailed discussions of current discoveries, frequently by participating scientists
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Planet Hunters
Planet
Planet
Hunters is a citizen science project to find planets using human eyes. It does this by having users analyze data from the NASA Kepler Space Mission.[1] It was launched by a team led by Debra Fischer at Yale University,[2] as part of the Zooniverse project.[3]Contents1 Planet
Planet
hunting1.1 Sorting the light curves2 Special
Special
occurrence2.1 Eclipsing binary stars 2.2 Multiplanet systems 2.3 Stellar flares3 Discoveries 4 See also 5 References 6 External links Planet
Planet
hunting[edit] The Planet
Planet
Hunters project exploits the fact that humans are better at recognising visual patterns than computers
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Marshall Space Flight Center
Coordinates: 34°38′49″N 86°40′27″W / 34.64688°N 86.67416°W / 34.64688; -86.67416Marshall Space Flight CenterAerial view of MSFCAgency overviewFormed July 1, 1960Preceding agencyRedstone ArsenalJurisdiction U.S. federal governmentHeadquarters Redstone Arsenal, Madison County, Alabama 34°39′3″N 86°40′22″W / 34.65083°N 86.67278°W / 34.65083; -86.67278Employees 6,000 including, 2,300 civil servants[1]:1Annual budget $2 Billion[1]:1Agency executiveTodd May, Center DirectorParent agency NASAWebsite Marshall Space Flight CenterThe George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
(MSFC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center.[1] The largest NASA
NASA
center, MSFC's first mission was developing the Saturn launch vehicles for the Apollo moon program
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics
The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Astrophysics
(CfA) is a research institute which carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, earth and space sciences, and science education. The center's mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the universe through research and education in astronomy and astrophysics. The center was founded in 1973 as a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
and Harvard University. It consists of the Harvard College Observatory
Harvard College Observatory
and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The center's main facility is located between Concord Avenue and Garden Street, with its mailing address and main entrance at 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Beyond this location there are also additional satellite facilities elsewhere around the globe. The current director of the CfA, Charles R
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Jodrell Bank Observatory
The Jodrell Bank Observatory
Observatory
(originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999; /ˈdʒɒdrəl/) is a British observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Astrophysics
at the University of Manchester. The observatory was established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester
University of Manchester
who wanted to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. It has since played an important role in the research of meteors, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age
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Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
(ROE) is an astronomical institution located on Blackford Hill
Blackford Hill
in Edinburgh. The site is owned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council
Science and Technology Facilities Council
(STFC). The ROE comprises the UK Astronomy
Astronomy
Technology Centre (UK ATC) of STFC, the Institute for Astronomy
Astronomy
of the School of Physics and Astronomy
Astronomy
of the University of Edinburgh, and the ROE Visitor Centre. The observatory carries out astronomical research and university teaching; design, project management, and construction of instruments and telescopes for astronomical observatories; and teacher training in astronomy and outreach to the public. The ROE Library includes the Crawford Collection of books and manuscripts gifted in 1888 by James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford
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Royal Greenwich Observatory
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Greenwich
(ROG;[1] known as the Old Royal Observatory
Observatory
from 1957 to 1998, when the working Royal Greenwich Observatory, RGO, moved from Greenwich
Greenwich
to Herstmonceux) is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich
Greenwich
Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known as the location of the prime meridian, and thereby gave its name to Greenwich
Greenwich
Mean Time. The ROG has the IAU observatory code of 000, the first in the list.[2] ROG, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House
Queen's House
and Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
are collectively designated Royal Museums Greenwich.[1] The observatory was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II, with the foundation stone being laid on 10 August
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University Of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge
Cambridge
(informally Cambridge
Cambridge
University)[note 1] is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge
Cambridge
is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.[8] The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
after a dispute with the townspeople.[9] The two medieval universities share many common features and are often referred to jointly as "Oxbridge"
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