Osterbrock, Donald E.

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OSTERBROCK, Donald E. American, b. 1924. Genres: Astronomy, History, Physics, Biography. Career: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, instructor, 1953-55, assistant professor of astronomy, 1955-58; University of Wisconsin, Madison, assistant professor, 1958-59, associate professor, 1959-61, professor of astronomy, 1961-73, chairman of the Dept. of Astronomy, 1969-72; University of California, Santa Cruz, professor of astronomy, 1973-92, director of Lick Observatory, 1973-81, professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics, 1993-. Councillor, 1970-73, vice- president, 1975-77, and president, 1988-90, American Astronomical Society; National Academy of Sciences, chairman, 1971-74, Astronomy Section, and secretary, 1980-83, and chairman, 1983-85, Class of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and councillor, 1985-88; Astrophysical Journal, letters ed., 1971-73. Publications: Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae, 1974; James E. Keeler, Pioneer American Astrophysicist, and the Early Development of American Astrophysics, 1984; (with J.R. Gustafson and W.J. Shiloh Unruh) Eye on the Sky: Lick Observatory's First Century, 1988; Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei, 1989; Pauper and Prince: Ritchey, Hale, and Big American Telescopes, 1993; Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution, 1997; Walter Baade: A Life in Astrophysics, 2001. EDITOR: (with C.R. O'Dell) Planetary Nebulae, 1968; (with P.H. Raven) Origins and Extinctions, 1988; (with J.S. Miller) Active Galatic Nuclei, 1989; Stars and Galaxies: Citizens of the Universe, 1990. Address: Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]