The mysteries of the universe were revealed to members of the Rollins Community on November 5 in the Bush Auditorium. In a presentation given by Winter Park Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar Glenn Miller, audience members were given a tour of our solar system, galaxy, and universe, as seen through the lens of the Hubble Space Telescope.
2009 - 2010 Season
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Glenn E. Miller is the Deputy Division Head of the Information Technology Services Division of the Space Telescope Science Institute. IT Services is responsible for the information and computing infrastructure of the STScI. Since joining the STScI staff in 1983, he has been involved in several areas of the STScI including observatory operations, software development and information technology. He was instrumental in the design and development of the HST Proposal Entry Processor, Remote Proposal Submission (RPS and RPS2), and Spike Scheduling systems.
From 1994-1999 he was Associate Lead for Planning and Scheduling at the Space Telescope Science Institute. From 1990-1994 he was Chief of the Advance Planning Systems Branch.
He has authored or co-authored numerous articles on the development of HST planning software and the application of advanced techniques to scientific applications and observatory operations. He has published in several areas of astronomy including the initial mass function and stellar birthrate (the “Miller-Scalo IMF”), abundances in peculiar red giant stars, and the evolution of galaxies and clusters. He was Principal Investigator on the Data Reduction Expert Assistant (Draco) project that was supported by NASA’s AISR program.
He received an Honors B.A. summa cum laude in physics from Rollins College. He pursued graduate study in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin, earning an M.A. and a Ph.D. Subsequently he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Astronomy.
Awards include the AURA Service Award for his leadership in improving observatory operations while maximizing science return and reducing operating costs, the NASA Vision 2000 Control Center Systems Award for his leadership in the Vision 2000 Planning and Scheduling Product Development Team, a NASA Certificate of Recognition for his role in the development of RPS2, a NASA GSFC Productivity Group Award and an STScI Group Achivement Award for his work on the Presto process improvement initiative.