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historian

Steven J. Dick, American historian. Recipient National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement award, 2001, Meritorious Civilian Service medal, Department of the Navy, 2003, Pendleton Prize, Society for History in Federal Government, 2004, LeRoy E. Doggett prize, American Astronomical Society, 2006.

Background

Dick, Steven J. was born on October 24, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of James and Elisabeth Dick.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1971. Master of Science in History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977.

Career

Historian U S Naval Observatory, District of Columbia, 1979—2003. Chief historian National Aeronautics and Space Administration Hq, since 2003.

Works

Membership

Member of International Astronomical Union (president 1997—2000, history of astronomy commission 41), Philosophical Society Washington (president 2003-2004), American Astronomical Society (president history astronomy division 1993-1994).

Connections

Married Mary Theresa Milharcic, August 5, 1972. Children: Gregory James, Anthony John.

father:
James Dick

mother:
Elisabeth Dick

spouse:
Mary Theresa Milharcic

child:
Gregory James Dick

child:
Anthony John Dick