G. Fritz Benedict

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G. Fritz BenedictSpecializations

astrometry, space astrometry, extragalactic astronomy,
applications of computers to astronomy

Education

  • B.S. 1967, University of Michigan, Astronomy
  • B.S. 1967, University of Michigan, Physics
  • M.S. 1969, Northwestern University, Astronomy
  • Ph.D. 1972, Northwestern University, Astronomy

Experience

  • Space Interferometry Mission Mass–Luminosity Key Project, Deputy P.I. 2001 – present
  • University of Texas, Senior Research Scientist – 1997
  • Space Interferometry Mission Science Working Group 1996 – 2000
  • Hubble Space Telescope, General Observer 1994 – present
  • Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry Science Team, Deputy P.I. 1993 – 2002
  • McDonald Observatory and Astronomy Department Astronomical Data Reduction and Analysis System Manager, 1981 – 1984
  • Monsanto Research Corporation, Consultant 1979 – 1981
  • University of Texas, Research Scientist 1979 – present
  • Hubble Space Telescope Astrometry Team Member 1977 – present
  • University of Texas, Part–time Assistant Professor 1977 – 1982
  • University of Texas, Research Scientist Associate V 1977 – 1979
  • University of Texas, Research Scientist Associate IV 1972 – 1977
  • Boller and Chivens (Perkin–Elmer), Consultant 1973 – 1976
  • Adler Planetarium/De Paul University, Instructor 1971–1972
  • Northwestern University, Research Assistant 1968 – 1972
  • Northwestern University, Teaching Assistant 1967 – 1968
  • University of Michigan, Research Assistant 1967

Education and Public Outreach

  • University of Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Faculty of the Year 2009
  • McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors Teaching Award 2008–2009
  • American Astronomical Society Shapley Memorial Lecture Series, Lecturer 1982 – present
  • University of Texas, Senior Lecturer 1982 – present
  • University of Texas, Part-ime Assistant Professor 1977 – 1982
  • McDonald Observatory Education and Public Outreach Advisory Board 1995 – present
  • Lifetime Learning Institute Instructor 1990 – present
  • University of Texas Continuing Education (LAMP, SAGE, Quest) Instructor 2000 – present

Professional and Learned Societies

  • American Astronomical Society,Secretary 2010–2013
  • AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Chairman 1998–9, Vice–Chairman 1997–8, Member, Executive Committee 1993 – 1995
  • AAS Division of Planetary Sciences
  • International Astronomical Union - Working Group on Galaxy Photometry, Informal Working Group on Astronomical Image Processing