David H. DeVorkin

Smithsonian Institution
Space History Dept-MRC 311
National Air & Space Museum
PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012
D.C.
United States

Phone: +1 202 633 2425
Email: devorkindsiedu
Organization website: http://www.si.edu/

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
March 24, 2020

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Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 41 History of Astronomy (2003-2006)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 41 History of Astronomy (1988-1991)
  • Past Member of Commission C4 WG Heritage of Space Exploration (2016-2018)
  • Past Member of Commission 5 Documentation & Astronomical Data (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 History of Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 WG Astronomy and World Heritage (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 5 WG - TG on Preservation & Digitization of Photographic Plates (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Division XII Union-Wide Activities (until 2012)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.3 - History and philosophy of astronomy, 1.6 - Astronomy Education, 1.8 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public, 1.9 - Astronomy outreach
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.2 - Balloons, 3.7 - Space vehicles, 3.8 - Space instruments, 3.12- Adaptive optics, 3.13 - Interferometry
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.1 - Astronomical databases: miscellaneous

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