Birthplace (Spatial and Temporal)
only NYC borough attached to the mainland of the USA.)
(Glenn received his first amateur radio license [a.k.a. "ticket"] at age 14 while living in the Bronx, and was then issued by the FCC, by pure coincidence the call sign WN2BNY [not by any design: Bronx New York]!)
Bronx High School of
Science (class of 1972)
(With plausible deniability, Glenn eschews speculation that he was involved in the painting of the giant "'72'" on the outside of the high-school planetarium dome that, on the roof of the building, could be seen for kilometers as a parting gift of the graduating class of 1972 [now, sadly gone]. As he has an air tight alibi, he will continue to do so (at least until he knows if/when a statute of limitations runs out.)
York Institute of Technology (class of 1976; B.S., Physics)
(Commuting daily by subway to the Manhattan campus while a freshman, and then fighting the daily grind of the the Long Island Expressway when a sophomore-senior at the Westbury campus.)
University of Florida
(class of 1985; Ph.D., Astronomy)
(As a student of Dr.
John P. Oliver
[dissertation committee chairman] to whom I owe much professional and
personal gratitude, and with his recent departure from this Earth is
* Eclipse Chasing (now that IS an "outside" interest)
* Classical Music (listening - not playing)
* Cooking (when I can get in the kitchen!)
* Introducing Egg
Creams to folks
in remote corners of the globe
(hmmm... I guess this is an "inside" interest)
* Circumstellar, Protoplanetary, Transition & Debris Disks
* Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Giant Planets
* Formation, Evolution, Properties, Architectures & Diversity of
Extrasolar Planetary Systems
* High-Contrast Imaging and Space-based Coronagraphy
* Formation and stability of stellar and planetary
* Determination of stellar diameters and duplicity
by lunar occultations (dissertation
* Binary Stars (including Eclipsing & Interacting)
* White Dwarf Stars (including numerical modeling of interior structures)
* Wolf-Rayet Stars
* Asteroids (a.k.a. Minor Planets)
Child: Maia* Alice
* 20 Tauri, in the Pleadies, V=3.86, sp=B7III
"...and queenly Maia...by the will of Zeus illustrious... ", Aratus, 3 B.C.
(Very abbreviated!) Personal Biographical "Highlights"
Glenn Schneider is an Astronomer at the
University of Arizona's Steward Observatory and Department of
Astronomy. He currently is involved in a number of NASA or STScI
sponsored research programs, and is the Principal Investigator for the
EXoplanetary Circumstellar Environments and Disk Explorer (EXCEDE;
recently completed technology development and maturation as a NASA
Category III Explorer investigation) MIDEX science mission concept
under review by NASA. From 1994 - 2003 he served as the Near Infrared
Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS; a second generation
instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope) Project instrument
scientist, at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. Prior,
he worked for ten years at the Space Telescope
Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland as an Operations Astronomer
with (over time) responsibilities for the Wide Field/Planetary Cameras
(1 & 2), Fine Guidance Sensors (used for astrometric science) and
related observatory operations.
1) Navigating a DC-10, using a Macintosh PowerBook 170, for a center-line intercept to observe the total solar eclipse of 1992.
2) Arguing with a colleague of similar theological bent, when he was working at the South Pole in December of 1984, as to when they should start celebrating Hanukkah (since the sun would not set for another 3 months).
As always he wishes everyone: "Clear skies, and good seeing!"