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Dana Backman

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Education and Public Outreach Director
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
Native of Hartford, Connecticut.  B.Sc. in physics from MIT, Ph.D. in astrophysics from U. Hawai'i.   Post-doctoral researcher at Kitt Peak Observatory, Tucson, AZ and at NASA-Ames research center, Moffett Field, CA.  Professor of physics and astronomy for 12 years at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.  Director of Education and Public Outreach for SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) since 2003.


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