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C. ROBERT O'DELL

E-mail address: cr.odell@vanderbilt.edu

Office Phone: (615) 343-1779


DEGREES AWARDED:

  • B.S.Ed. Illinois State University, Physical Sciences Department, January 1959
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Astronomy Department, January 1962

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  • Main Field: Observational Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae
  • Other Fields: Star Formation

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Star formation in the Orion Nebula Cluster
  • Structure and Evolution of Planetary Nebulae

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

  • 2000-Present: Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2000-Present: Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston, TX

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:

  • 1992-2000 Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • 1982-1992 Professor of Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice Univeristy, Houston, TX
  • 1972-1982 Project Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • 1967-1972 Professor of Astronomy, University of Chicago, IL
  • 1964-1967 Assistant, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Chicago, IL
  • 1963-1964 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1962-1963 Carnegie Fellow, Hale Observatories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 1978-Order of Merit, Polish People's Republic
  • 1991-Public Service Medal, NASA
  • 1994-Foreign Member Polish Academy of Science
  • 1996-Humboldt Research Prize
  • 2001-Honorary Doctor of Science, Illinois State University

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • 1962-Present American Astronomical Society, Treasurer 1988-1996
  • 1962-Present Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • 1964-Present International Astronomical Union
  • 1964-Present American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow-1970

ORION AND HELIX NEBULA IMAGES:

Research scientists may obtain FITS and GEIS format files of HST and CTIO imgaes and KPNO radial velocity data at the anonymous ftp server: orion.phy.vanderbilt.edu where the files are in the folder /outgoing/ResearchScientist