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Biographical entry Eggen, Olin Jeuck (1919 - 1998)

9 July 1919
Wisconsin, United States of America
2 October 1998
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Olin Jeuck Eggen was Director of Mount Stromlo Observatory and Professor of Astronomy at the Australian National University from 1966-1977. He was a world recognised expert in the area of optical astronomy.



Education - Science degree completed at the University of Wisconsin, USA
c. 1940 - c. 1945
Career position - War service with the US armed forces. Scientific Liaison to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Wisconsin
1949 - 1956
Career position - Assistant Astronomer at Lick Observatory, USA
1956 - 1961
Career position - Chief Assistant to the Royal Astronomer at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, UK
1961 - 1966
Career position - Professor of Astronomy at Caltech and Staff Astronomer at the Hale Observatories, USA
1966 - 1977
Career position - Director of the Mt. Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory and Head of the Department of Astronomy at the Australian National University in Canberra
1977 -
Career position - Astronomer at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, USA

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Annette Alafaci