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Hynek, [Josef] Allen (J. Allen Hynek)

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 76 years of age.

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US astronomer and ufologist

 

professor of astronomy at Ohio State University 1935-1956

 

scientific advisor to US Air Force's Project Blue Book 1948-1969

 

associate director of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 1956-1960

 

pioneer of systematic tracking of artificial satellites and organizer of Operation Moonwatch volunteer satellite-tracking network

 

professor of astronomy at Northwestern University 1960-1986

 

chairman of astronomy department at Northwestern University 1960-1978

 

director of Dearborn Observatory 1960-1975

 

founder and 1st director of Center for UFO Studies 1973-1985 in Scottsdale, Arizona

 

co-wrote "The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry" 1972, wrote "The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 1975, "The Hynek UFO Report" 1977


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