Glenn M. Wahlgren
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD, 20771 USA
Foreign Languages: Swedish and (learning) Italian.
PhD in Astronomy 1986, The Ohio State University
- Thesis Topic: Photometry and Spectroscopy of RV Tauri Stars.
MA in Physics 1981, California State University, Long Beach.
- Thesis Topic: Asteroid Light Curves.
BS in Astronomy 1978, Pennsylvania State University
- Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America at NASA GSFC (10/2006 - present)
- Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (01/2007 - present)
- Professor in Atomic Astrophysics, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden (appointed 12/2005)
- University Lecturer (Associate Professor) Lund Observatory, Sweden (07/2001 - 12/2005)
- University Lecturer (Associate Professor) Dept. of Physics, Lund University, Sweden (01/1998 - 06/2001)
- Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, Lund University, Sweden (08/1994 - 12/1998)
- Researcher, GHRS Instrument Team and CSC, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (01/1989 - 7/1994)
- Operations Astronomer, Computer Sciences Corporation, at Space Telescope Science Institute (7/1986 - 12/1988)
- Teaching and Research Assistantships, The Ohio State University (09/1981 - 06/1986)
Professional Society Membership
- International Astronomical Union
- Comm. 14 Atomic and Molecular Data: President (2009 - 2012), VP (2006 - 2009), Secr. (2003 - 2006).
- Comm. 29 Stellar Spectra: Organizing Committee (2006 - present).
- American Astronomical Society
- American Association of Variable Star Observers
Stellar astronomy, laboratory astrophysics, modern physics, spectroscopy seminar, galactic chemical evolution, graduate student seminar (also appropriate for undergraduates).
In the past, as a teaching assistant, I had teaching experiences with lectures and laboratory exercises for general astronomy courses, as well as planetarium presentations.
Supervisor at Lund University for both undergraduate and graduate student projects.
- Undergraduate theses (13)
- Licentiate theses (4)
- Doctoral theses (6)
Observing with the public: I have always been interested in presenting the night sky to the public, dating back to the visit of Halley's Comet. More recently, for example, I coordinated and carried out public observing events for the transits of Mercury and Venus (from Lund, Sweden), and participated in Lund Observatory open-house nights. For IYA2009 I expect to be showing the night sky to the public at different venues.
Presentations and teaching: To astro clubs, teacher workshops and high school science classes