International Astronomical Search Collaborative

Staff & Contributors

Dr. J. Patrick Miller

IASC Director

 

Dr. Miller is a professor of mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.  He also teaches introductory astronomy and astronomical research methods at the University.  He is the founder of IASC in October 2006, and serves as the Secretary of the Executive Council of the Global Hands-On Universe Association.

 

 
 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patrick 

 

 

 

Michael Kran

Assistant Astronomer (Image Prep)

 

Mr. Kran is a retired tax accountant and business consultant with a long-time interest in astronomy.  He belongs to the Peninsula Astronomical Society, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, and Astronomical Association of Northern California.  He is involved the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society and JPL/NASA Solar System Ambassador for 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Michael Kran

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Bogdan Sobczuk

Assistant Astronomer (Data Analysis)

 

Mr. Sobczuk is a teacher at Zespó3 Szkól nr 10 w Toruniu, located in Poland.   Shown here with his students, he reviews all MPC Reports that are sent to IASC during an asteroid search campaign.  He tests them for statistical integrity and false signatures.

 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bogdan

 

 

Ginger Anderson

Master Teacher (Training)

 

Mrs. Anderson is a science teacher at May High School in May, Texas.  She is a participant of the Introductory Astronomy Course at Abilene Christian University (June 2008) and of the Summer Astronomy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (June-July 2008)   She works with the participating teachers and students as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.

 

 
Ginger

 

 

 

Matthew Davis

Web Site Designer

 

Mr. Davis is a mathematics major at Hardin-Simmons University.  He is a participant of the astronomical research methods course at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (May-term 2008) and of the Summer Astronomy Institute at LBNL (June-July 2008).  He is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the IASC web site.

 
Matthew

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Carlton R. Pennypacker

Professional Advisor

 

On the right is Dr. Pennypacker.  He is a researcher in astrophysics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he was one of the recipients of the 2007 Gruber Prize in Cosmology for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.  He is the co-founder of Hands-On Universe, and serves as the President of the Executive Council of the Global Hands-On Universe Association.

 
Carl

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Robert E. Holmes, Jr.

Director, Astronomical Research Institute

 

Mr. Holmes is a professional photographer in Illinois.  He has a passion for astronomy research and education.  Through his ceaseless efforts and use of the ARI’s 24” and 32” telescopes, he produces the images analyzed by students in the IASC asteroid search campaigns.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bob

 

 

 

Herbert Raab

Astrometrica Author

 

Mr. Raab is a software engineering in Austria.  He is a member of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft, having served as its president since 1996.  He developed the software Astrometrica used by students to analyze the image sets in the IASC asteroid search campaigns.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Herbert

 

 

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