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Biographical entry Bessell, Michael (1942 - )

Born
1942
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Michael Bessell is a world authority on photoelectric photometry. After conducting his undergraduate honours research at the University of Tasmania's Richmond field station, he switched from radio to optical astronomy. His research interests include standard photometric systems. synthetic photometry, high resolution spectroscopy, Magellanic clouds, and stellar evolution and spectroscopy.

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Events

1961
Education - BSc, University of Tasmania
1988 -
Career position - Professor, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • George, Martin, Orchiston, Wayne, Slee, Bruce and Wielebinski, Richard, 'The early history of low frequency radio astronomy in Australia, 6: Michael Bessell and the University of Tasmania's Richmond field station near Hobart', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 19, no. 2, 2016, pp. 185-94. Details

Helen Cohn