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DOUGLAS S. HALL

E-mail address: douglas.s.hall@vanderbilt.edu

Office Phone: (615) 373-4897

Home Phone: (615) 383-4630


DEGREES AWARDED:

  • B.A.Chemistry, Swarthmore College, 1962
  • M.A. Astronomy, Indiana University, 1964
  • Ph.D.Astronomy, Indiana University, 1967

FIELDS OF INTEREST:

  • Eclipsing Binaries
  • Variable Stars
  • Photometry
  • Coordination of Amateur Astronomers
  • Automatic Telescopes

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1972-Present : Guest Astronomer, Catalina Observatory of the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory,
  • 1980-Present : Professor of Physics & Astronomy,
  • 1986-Present : Director of the Vanderbilt Observatories
  • 1991-Present : Adjunct Professor, Tennessee State University,

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1962 : NSF Research Participant, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
  • 1963 : NSF Research Participant, Harvard College Observatory,
  • 1966 : Swain Fellow,Indiana University,
  • 1965, 1968 : Guest Astronomer, Kitt Peak National Observatory, ,
  • 1967-68 : Research Associate, Dyer Observatory, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN,
  • 1968-71 : Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University,
  • 1971-1980 : Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University,
  • 1973-74 : On Leave of Absence at the University of Tübingen, Germany,
  • 1978-79 : On Leave of Absence at the Copernicus Astronomical Ctr., Warsaw, Poland,
  • 1989-90 : On Leave of Absence at the Tennessee State University Center of Excellence, Nashville, TN,

Professional Societies:

  • American Astronomical Society
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Tennessee Academy of Science
    • Editor (for Physics & Astronomy) of the Journal
  • International Astronomical Union
    • Member of Commission 42, 25, 27 and 36
    • Chairman of the Comm. 42 RS CVn Working Group
    • Editor (for the U.S.) of the Comm. 42 Bibliography for Close Binaries
  • Member, Editorial Board of the I.B.U.S.
  • American Association of Variable Star Observers
    • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal
  • Society of Sigma XI
    • Vice-President, Vanderbilt Chapter
    • President, Vanderbilt Chapter
  • International Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry
    • Co-Founder
    • President
    • Editor, Co-Editor, and Assistant Editor of the I.A.P.P.P. Communications
  • International Union of Amateur Astronomers
    • Member of the Corporate Advisory Board
  • Fairborn Observatory
    • Trustee
  • Automatic Photoelectric Telescope Service
    • Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Southeast Assoc. for Research in Astronomy
    • Board of Directors, Member at large

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 1963-64 : Indiana University Graduate Fellowship,
  • 1964-65 : N.S.F. Cooperative Graduate Fellowship,
  • 1965-66 : N.S.F. Cooperative Graduate Fellowship,
  • 1966 : Swain-Link Fellowship,
  • 1973-74 : Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award,
  • 1984 : Astronomical League Award,