Van Dixon is a Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Throughout his career, he has used a variety of space-borne far-ultraviolet spectrographs to study hot stars and gas in the galaxy. As a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University, he participated in space-shuttle flights of the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope in 1990 and 1995. As a postdoc at U.C. Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory, he helped to operate the Berkeley Spectrometer on the ORFEUS-II space-shuttle mission in 1996. He returned to Johns Hopkins in 2001 to work on FUSE (and later COS) and joined STScI in 2011.
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