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Astronomer , researcher

Henry Closson Ferguson, American astronomer, researcher. Achievements include identification of populations of dwarf galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters; establishment of limits on decay lifetime of massive neutrinos; development of mission-planning and ground-support software for Astro-1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graduate Student Research fellow, 1986-1989.

Background

Ferguson, Henry Closson was born on January 27, 1959 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Henry and Joan Alice (Metzger) Ferguson.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1990.

Career

Research assistant Einstein Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979-1981. Teacher physics Maret School, Washington, 1981-1982. Research assistant Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, Baltimore, 1982-1986.

Postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University, 1989-1990. Research associate Institute Astronomy, University Cambridge, England, since 1990. Member Astro-1 Joint Operations Working Group, Huntsville, Alabama, 1986-1990.

Member computing committee Center Astrophysical Science, Baltimore, 1987-1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include identification of populations of dwarf galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters. Establishment of limits on decay lifetime of massive neutrinos. Development of mission-planning and ground-support software for Astro-1.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Newsletter editor Chesapeake Hammered Ducimer Society, Baltimore, 1988-1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Astronomical Society.

Connections

Married Margaret Dana Ziegler, June 13, 1981. 1 child, Eleanor Katherine.

father:
Henry Ferguson

mother:
Joan Alice (Metzger) Ferguson

spouse:
Margaret Dana Ziegler

child:
Eleanor Katherine Ferguson