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astronomer

Willem Wamsteker, Dutch, American astronomer. Member International Astronomical Union (committee 44), American Astronomical Society, Netherlands Astronomy Club.

Background

Wamsteker, Willem was born on November 29, 1942 in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Son of Hendrik and Christine A. (Zaaijer) Wamsteker.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Leiden, The Netherlands, 1975.

Career

Teaching assistant, U. Leiden, 1968-1970; research associate, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1970-1973; NAS/National Research Council research associate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1973-1975; staff astronomer, European Southern Observatory-La Silla, La Serena, Chile, 1975-1980; resident astronomer, European Space Agency International Ultraviolet Explorer Observatory, Madrid, 1980-1984; observatory manager, European Space Agency International Ultraviolet Explorer Observatory, Madrid, since 1984. Study scientist European Space Agency/European Space Technology and Engineering.Ctr., Noordwyk, The Netherlands, 1986.

Membership

Member International Astronomical Union (committee 44), American Astronomical Society, Netherlands Astronomy Club.

Connections

Married Renee A. Mast, May 25, 1968. Children: Danielle, Christiane A.

father:
Hendrik Wamsteker

mother:
Christine A. (Zaaijer) Wamsteker

spouse:
Renee A. Mast

child:
Danielle Wamsteker

child:
Christiane A. Wamsteker