Eric J. Chaisson


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard College Observatory
MS-10, Bldg A
60 Garden St.
Cambridge MA 02138
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
July 23, 2018

IAU Status

Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Member of Commission 51 Bio-Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 53 Extrasolar Planets (WGESP) (2010-2015)
  • Past Member of Division III Planetary Systems Sciences (until 2012)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.2 - Extraterrestrial intelligence, 1.6 - Astronomy Education, 1.8 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public
2 - Physical data and processes: 2.2 - Astrobiology, 2.3 - Astrochemistry, 2.8 - Atomic processes, 2.21 - Molecular processes, 2.25 - Plasmas
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.7 - Space vehicles, 3.11 - Telescopes: radio
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.1 - Astronomical databases: miscellaneous
6 - The Sun: 6.2 - Sun: activity, 6.7 - Sun: evolution, 6.24 - Sun: solar-terrestrial relations, 6.26 - Sun: sunspots
7 - Planetary systems: 7.1 - Earth, 7.11 - Protoplanetary disks, 7.14 - Exoplanets
8 - Stars: 8.10 - Stars: formation, 8.11 - Stars: evolution, 8.31 - Stars: protostars, 8.37 - Stars: supernovae
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.2 - ISM: atoms, 9.4 - ISM: clouds, 9.7 - ISM: evolution, 9.9 - ISM: HII regions, 9.15 - ISM: molecules
10 - The Galaxy: 10.3 - Galaxy: center, 10.5 - Galaxy: evolution, 10.6 - Galaxy: formation, 10.12 - Galaxy: local insterstellar matter, 10.18 - Galaxy: structure
11 - Galaxies: 11.6 - Galaxies: distances and redshifts, 11.9 - Galaxies: evolution, 11.10 - Galaxies: formation, 11.18 - Galaxies: ISM, 11.34 - Galaxies: star formation
12 - Cosmology: 12.4 - Cosmology: observations, 12.5 - Cosmology: theory, 12.9 - Cosmology: distance scale, 12.11 - Cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe, 12.14 - Cosmology: primordial nucleosynthesis

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