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Hogg, Arthur Robert (1903 - 1966)

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Born: 25 November 1903  Creswick, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 31 March 1966.
Arthur Robert Hogg was an assistant at the Mount Stromlo Observatory 1921-61 and Deputy Director 1961-66. His advice to B.J. Bok, then director of Mount Stromlo Observatory, on the selection of possible sites for a major telescope in Australia resulted in the choice of Siding Spring as the site for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch telescope.

Career Highlights

1923Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1925Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1927 - 1929Assistant Supervisor of Research at Broken Hill Associated Smelters in Port Pirie, South Australia
1929 - 1961Assistant at Mount Stromlo Observatory
1940 - 1946Physicist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories in Maribyrnong Victoria
1947 - 1966Convenor of the National Committee on Astronomy
1950Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1954President of the Royal Society of Canberra
1954Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1961 - 1964President of the Commission 6 on Astronomical Telegrams, International Astronomical Union
1961 - 1966Deputy Director of Mount Stromlo Observatory
1964Chairman of the Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Capital Territory branch

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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