The Catholic University of America

Glenn M. Wahlgren 


Glenn Wahlgren in Florence
On a search for all things Galileo in Florence

Address:   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
  Code 667 
  Greenbelt, MD, 20771 USA
GSFC Phone: (301) 286 4531, Fax: (301) 286 1752
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Foreign Languages: Swedish and (slowly learning) Italian.


PhD in Astronomy 1986, The Ohio State University
    Thesis Topic: Photometry and Spectroscopy of RV Tauri Stars.
MA in Physics 1981, California State University, Long Beach.
    Thesis Topic: Asteroid Light Curves.
BS in Astronomy 1978, Pennsylvania State University


Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America at NASA GSFC (10/2006 - present)
Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (01/2007 - present)
Professor in Atomic Astrophysics, Lund Observatory, Lund University, Sweden (appointed 12/2005)
University Lecturer (Associate Professor) Lund Observatory, Sweden (07/2001 - 12/2005)
University Lecturer (Associate Professor) Dept. of Physics, Lund University, Sweden (01/1998 - 06/2001)
Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, Lund University, Sweden (08/1994 - 12/1998)
Researcher, GHRS Instrument Team and CSC, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (01/1989 - 7/1994)
Operations Astronomer, Computer Sciences Corporation, at Space Telescope Science Institute (7/1986 - 12/1988)
Teaching and Research Assistantships, The Ohio State University (09/1981 - 06/1986)
Engineer/Scientist, McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics, Huntington Beach, CA (07/1978 - 08/1981)


International Astronomical Union
    Comm. 14 Atomic and Molecular Data: President (2009 - 2012), VP (2006 - 2009), Secr. (2003 - 2006).
    Comm. 29 Stellar Spectra: Organizing Committee (2006 - present).
American Astronomical Society
American Association of Variable Star Observers