Johnson, Hugh M.

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Astronomer with the National Radio Astronomical Observatory and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.

From the description of Hugh M. Johnson papers, 1936-1986. (New Mexico State University). WorldCat record id: 50593322

Hugh Johnson was born on March 4, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa. He earned his AB in 1948 and his SB in 1949 from the University of Chicago. In 1953 he received his Ph. D. in astronomy from the University of Chicago. Johnson worked as an Assistant Astronomer at Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago from 1950 to 1953. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa from 1954 to 1959. He was an Associate Professor and Associate Astronomer at the University of Arizona from 1960 to 1962. Johnson was an Associate Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory during 1962 and 1963. From 1963 to 1986, Johnson was a Staff Scientist at Lockheed Space & Missile Company. Johnson was also a Research Associate at Yerkes Observatory from 1953 to 1960, a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in 1958 and 1959, and a lecturer at Stanford University in 1971 through 1975 and 1980 through 1982. Johnson was a member of the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303330

  • 1923: Born March 4 in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1948: AB, University of Chicago
  • 1949: SB, University of Chicago
  • 1950 - 1953 : Assistant astronomer at Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago
  • 1951: Married Jeanette Ringstad
  • 1953: Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Chicago
  • 1953 - 1960 : Research associate, Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago
  • 1954 - 1959 : Assistant professor, University of Chicago
  • 1958 - 1959 : Visiting fellow, Australian National University
  • 1960 - 1962 : Associate professor and associate astronomer, University of Arizona
  • 1962 - 1963 : Associate scientist, National Radio Astronomical Observatory
  • 1963 - 1986 : Staff scientist Lockheed Missiles and Space Company
  • 1971 - 1975 : 1980 - 1982 : Lecturer, Stanford University

From the guide to the Hugh M. Johnson Papers, 1936-1986, (Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library)

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creatorOf Johnson, Hugh M. Papers, 1946-1999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Hugh M. Johnson Papers, 1936-1986 Archives and Special Collections Department. New Mexico State University.
creatorOf Johnson, Hugh M. Hugh M. Johnson papers, 1936-1986. New Mexico State University
referencedIn Haas, Walter H., 1917-. Walter H. Haas papers, 1935-2002. New Mexico State University
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associatedWith Abt, Helmut A. person
associatedWith Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003. person
associatedWith American Astronomical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bateson, Frank M. person
associatedWith Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983. person
associatedWith Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910- person
associatedWith Giacconi, Riccardo. person
correspondedWith Haas, Walter H., 1917- person
associatedWith Hiltner, William Albert, 1914-1991. person
associatedWith Hogg, Helen Sawyer, 1905- person
associatedWith International Astronomical Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973. person
associatedWith Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Luyten, Willem Jacob, 1899-1994. person
associatedWith Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith Osterbrock, Donald E. person
associatedWith Strömgren, Bengt, 1908- person
associatedWith Swings, P. (Polydore), 1906-1983. person
associatedWith Terzian, Yervant. person
correspondedWith Vaughn, Frank person
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United States
Interstellar matter
X-ray astronomy


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Active 1999



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