Tim Brown receives the James Craig Watson Metal

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Former HAO Senior Scientist Tim Brown has received a prestigious award from the National Academy of Sciences for landmark research that he conducted while at NCAR in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Tim Brown at HAO in 2001 peering through the specialized STARE (Stellar Astrophysics and Research on Exoplanets) telescope that he used to detect the dimming caused when a planet transits, or crosses in front of, its parent star. (©UCAR. Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

The James Craig Watson Medal is presented every two years for outstanding contributions to the science of astronomy. It recognizes Brown for pioneering instrument developments and observations, and for formulating a method to make extremely sensitive images of the Sun, which became key to the field of helioseismology.

See complete article in "For Staff", June 28, 2016.

Also see "Highlights 2002".