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Doug Mink

Astronomical Software Developer
Data Archivist
and Positional Astronomer

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I earned Bachelors (1973) and Masters (1974) [thesis] degrees in Planetary Science from M.I.T.,
After I got my SM degree, I took some enforced time off from astronomy due to a lack of jobs and developed financial software in Boston at Financial Publishing Company in 1975 and 1976, while still doing some work at MIT in my spare time.
In 1976, I left to develop astronomical software full-time, in lieu of graduate school, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York from 1976 until 1979, when my research group moved to M.I.T., where I worked until 1984.
In 1984, I came to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to work on the Spacelab 2 Infrared Telescope. Since that project was completed in 1990, I have worked at the SAO Telescope Data Center, developing and using software for reduction, analysis, and archiving of optical and near-infrared spectra and images. This presentation summarizes a lot of my scientific work.

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Sunset out of my former office window
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Here are some talks I've given in Cambridge:
Last updated 17 January 2012

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