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

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

Nationality: Unknown
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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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