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Harold A. McAlister
- B.A. Physics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- M.A. Astronomy, University of Virginia
- Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Virginia
Research Associate, Kitt Peak National Observatory, 1975-1977
Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, 1977-1982
Associate Professor, Georgia State University, 1982-1987
Professor, Georgia State University, 1987-1998
Regents' Professor, Georgia State University, 1998-present
Director, Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy, Georgia State University, 1987-present
Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mount Wilson Institute, Pasadena, California, 2003-present
- Click here for study materials relevant to my courses.
- High spatial resolution interferometric imaging at optical and near infrared wavelengths;
fundamental astrophysical properties of stars; and, detection of other planetary systems.
- Click here for a reasonably up-to-date copy of my curriculum vitae.
- Twenty Years of Seeing Double, Sky and Telescope, (November 1996)
- The CHARA Array on Mount Wilson, Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 4006, (2000)
- First Results from the CHARA Array. I. An Interferometric and Spectroscopic Study of the Fast Rotator alpha Leonis (Regulus), The Astrophysical Journal, (2005)
- First Results from the CHARA Array. II. A Description of the Instrument, The Astrophysical Journal, (2005)
- Karel Hujer (1902-1988) was Guerry Professor of Astronomy at the University of Tennesse at Chattanooga and my mentor and first teacher of astronomy. I have prepared a memorial to him commemorating his life and work.
- James Harvey McAlister (1836-1927) was my greatgrandfather and a prominent builder in post-Civil War Nashville. This article was originally published in Fall 2008 issue of Mac-Alasdair Clan, the quarterly journal of Clan McAlister of America.
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- Georgia State University
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