Danger Zone: Space Junk with Professor Jonathan McDowell
We are very excited to welcome Professor McDowell from Harvard University for our next talk and learn more about space junk!
More about Professor McDowell:
Jonathan McDowell is an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics |
Harvard and Smithsonian and works on the Chandra X-ray Observatory team.
In addition to McDowell’s research on quasars and X-ray astronomy, he
is also known for Jonathan’s Space Report, an online newsletter founded
in 1989 covering space activity, and for the planet4589.org web site
which includes the General Catalog of Artificial Space Objects.
Dr. McDowell has a B.A in Mathematics (1981) and a Ph.D in Astrophysics
(1987) from the University of Cambridge. He did postdocs
at Jodrell Bank, CfA and NASA-MSFC before landing long-term at CfA
and has been part of the Chandra team since 1994.