Title: Senior Scientist, Professor
Company: Advanced Astrophysics Mission Concepts, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of Wyoming
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Harley Thronson, PhD, senior scientist at Astrophysics Mission Concepts at the national Aeronautics and Space Administration and professor at the University of Wyoming, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Astrophysics.
With 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Thronson has held numerous roles with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, most recently as a senior scientist with Advanced Astrophysics mission Concepts since 2009. Prior to obtaining his current role, he was a senior scientist with the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Program from 2007 to 2009, a chief technologist with the Science Mission Directorate from 2001 to 2006, the director of Origin Themes from 1999 to 2001, and a program scientist from 1996 to 1999. In addition to his work in the field, Dr. Thronson has been active in academia, having worked as an assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor with the University of Wyoming since 1981. Earlier in his career, he was a staff astronomer with the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1981.
Dr. Thronson began his career as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1971. He continued his studies at the University of Chicago, earning a PhD in 1978. He is currently a seminary student with the Virginia Episcopalian Theological Seminary. Looking toward the future, Dr. Thronson hopes to help figure out an affordable way for men and women to travel to Mars.
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