Marilyn Meade Home Page

I worked at the University of Wisconsin Astronomy Department's Space Astronomy Laboratory since August 9, 1971.

I retired August 10, 2016 but continue to work on Spitzer Space Telescope data processing.



in my office at Monument Valley 1997 at Lake Superior New Years Day 2000 standing next to the Maule 2001

Some of the projects I've been involved with during the last 45+ years:

GLIMPSE, GLIMPSEII, GLIMPSE3D, Vela-Carina -Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire legacy programs of the Spitzer Space Telescope, one of NASA's Great Observatories, launched August 25, 2003.
Also, SAGE-LMC The Spitzer Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud and SAGE-SMC The Spitzer Survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud.
And warm Spitzer programs GLIMPSE360, Deep GLIMPSE, SAGEVAR and SAGEYSOVAR, GLIMPSE Proper and APO-GLIMPSE.
HPOL Spectropolarimeter Ground-based halfwave plate spectropolarimeter covering 3200A-10400A with a spectral resolution of 10A.

Most of my time over the past years was spent working on FUSE, WUPPE, PBO, IUE & OAO.

FUSE The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a satellite exploring the universe in high resolution spectroscopy in the far ultraviolet spectral region.
Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE) a Space Shuttle based experiment that has flown on two NASA missions, ASTRO-1 in 1990, and ASTRO-2 in 1995.
Pine Bluff Observatory (PBO) a teaching and research observatory located near Madison, WI.
International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Launched in January 1978, IUE has taken ultraviolet spectra of thousands of objects.
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-2) The first astronomical observatory in space (1968 -1973), OAO-2 obtained ultraviolet spectra & photometry of planets, comets, stars, globular clusters & galaxies for the first time.

Other projects I've worked on:

High Speed Photometer (HSP) one of the original five instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) Hubble Space Telescope.
Wide-field Imaging Survey Polarimeter (WISP) a sounding rocket experiment.

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Marilyn R. Meade
UW Department of Astronomy
4536 Sterling Hall
475 N Charter St.
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Phone: (608)263-4678
FAX: (608)263-0361
meade at astro dot wisc dot edu

January 14, 2017