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Primum Ars, Deinde Scientia, Denique Machinando

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Extra links

  • APO DIS Effective Area Curves
  • G140L Effective Area Poster AAS 2010 Washington D.C.
  • MyVita
  • MyReferences
  • SPIEpapers
  • Old SPIE papers
  • Poster file
  • Atomic spectral line database From CD-ROM 23 of R.L. Kurucz.
  • Code810 WFF Sounding Rockets
  • wffBlueBook
  • RocketMovies
  • SoundingRocketUsersHandbook
  • myJH
  • JHU afi
  • CasJobs link on sdss3
  • Galex Casjobs
  • AstroRocketGenes
  • AstroRocketSpawn
  • AstroRocketTech
  • ASRAT Wiki
  • FORTIS GSE Readings
  • newFORTIS GSE Readings
  • CAS Visitor Calander
  • CAS wiki
  • List of sensors wiki

  • Sounding Rocket News Articles and Video Pieces

  • Discovery Channel Canada documentary on Super Comet ISON produced by Shelly Ayres (12-07-2013)
  • Hopkins researchers readying for blast-off in study of early galaxy growth by Scott Dance in Baltimore Sun (12-02-2012)
  • Story on JHU Sounding Rocket Program by Douglas Birch in the JHU Krieger School Arts and Sciences Magazine
  • JHU FORTIS group profile by Lisa De Nike in the JHU Gazette
  • Interview with Phil Eberspeaker, Chief of NASA Sounding Rocket Project Office, on CNN Money

  • Space Science Policy Writings

  • Development of an Orbital Sounding Rocket Program (Astrophysics Sounding Rocket Assessment Team - Program Prioritization Panel Request for Information, 1 April 2009)
  • Reinvigorating the Astrophysics Sounding Rocket Program: Strategic Investment in the Future of Space Astronomy (Astrophysics Sounding Rocket Assessment Team - State of the Profession Position Paper 15 March 2009)
  • Space Astronomy, Sounding Rockets and Closing the Gap in Low Cost Access to Space (Chemical Propulsion Bulletin Article - March 2009)
  • Sounding Rockets in the 21st Century (White Paper Submitted in response to a Request for Information on the Strategic Roadmap by the NASA Office of Advance Planning and Integration - 10 December 2004)
  • To boldly go where? (Baltimore Sun - 26 January 2004)
  • Research Opportunities from Sounding Rockets at Johns Hopkins University (AdAstra Vol13, No 5, Sept-Oct 2001 p27)

  • Congressional Testimony (views expressed are my own - not necessarily those of JHU)

  • The Emerging Commercial Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Market - Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics | 2318 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 | Aug 1, 2012 2:00pm
  • My Written Statement

  • Stephan R. McCandliss
    Picture Dr. Stephan Robert McCandliss is a Research Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Center for Astrophysical Sciences (CAS) . As a principal investigator with the Sounding Rocket group he works to address cutting-edge problems in astrophysics, using innovative spectroscopic designs. He has launched 16 sounding rockets flights with JHU since 1988, making observations of comets Austin and Hale-Bopp, and ISON, the Io torus, Jupiter, the Dumbbell Nebula (M27), the Trifid Nebula (M20), the Orion Nebula (M42), IC405 and NGC 2023. He has been or is a principal and co-investigator on a number of FUSE, HST and Spitzer programs to observe atomic and molecular emission, scattering and absorption of far and extreme ultraviolet radiation, along with the concomitant fluorescence into ultraviolet, optical and infrared band, in a variety of galactic and extra-galactic environments. He has hands-on experience with pan-chromatic astronomical instrumentation (far-UV to the IR) and specializes in the development of high efficiency spectrographs and laboratory calibration sources. His research interests range from the metagalactic ionizing background to comets.

    Born 7 September 1955 in Salinas California. He received a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1980. He completed his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1988. He is married to Ann Marie McCandliss and they have two children Rachel Pearl and Ian Frederick.

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