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Robert Jastrow

Born: 7-Sep-1925
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 8-Feb-2008
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Red Giants and White Dwarfs

Father: Abraham Jastrow (car salesman)
Mother: Marie Grünfeld (b. 10-Jun-1897)
Wife: Ruth Witenberg (m. 1967, div.)

    High School: Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY
    University: BA, Columbia University
    University: MA, Columbia University
    University: PhD Theoretical Physics, Columbia University (1948)
    Professor: Yale University (1953-54)
    Professor: Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College (1981-92)
    Professor: Columbia University

    NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Director, 1961-81)
    Naval Research Laboratory
    American Astronautical Society Fellow
    American Meteorological Society
    Center for the Study of Science and Religion Physical Science Advisory Board
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Institute for Advanced Study
    National Association of Scholars Board of Advisors
    National Space Society Board of Governors
    Camp: Rising Sun
    Serbian Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
Red Giants and White Dwarfs: The Evolution of Stars, Planets and Life (1967)
Until the Sun Dies (1977)
God And The Astronomers (1978)
The Enchanted Loom: Mind in the Universe (1981)
Journey to the Stars: Space Exploration -- Tomorrow and Beyond (1990)


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