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Permanent Address
The University of Texas at Austin
McDonald Observatory
Mail Code C1402
Austin, TX 78712

phone: (512) 471-3373
fax: (512) 471-1635
Personal Data
Medford, Oregon USA
May 3, 1937
Susan Martin Fay 1960
Kathryn 1962
Francis Lee 1964

B.A., Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1959
M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1967
D.Sc., (Honorary) Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2000

Professional Experience
Director, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin, 1991-2003
Director ad interim, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin, 1989-1991
Frank N. Edmonds Regents Professor, Astronomy Dept.,
    University of Texas at Austin, 1985-present
Chairman, Astronomy Department, University of Texas at Austin, 1982-1986
Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Texas at Austin, 1981-1985
Associate Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Texas at Austin, 1973-1981
Assistant Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Texas at Austin, 1969-1973
Faculty Associate (postdoctoral), Astronomy Department,
    University of Texas at Austin, 1967-1969
Graduate Student, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
    Charlottesville, Virginia, 1965-1967
Research Assistant, Astronomy Dept., University of Virginia,
    Charlottesville, Virginia, 1964-1967
Associate Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
    Green Bank, W. Virginia, 1962-1964
Staff Scientist, Lincoln Laboratory, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962
Research Assistant, Astronomy Department, Harvard University, 1960-1961
Teaching Assistant, Astronomy Department, Harvard University, 1959-1962

Visiting Positions
Leiden University, the Netherlands (and grantee of the Z.W.O.), 1979
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1979

Professional Societies
The International Astronomical Union (I.A.U.)
The International Scientific Radio Union (U.R.S.I.)
The American Astronomical Society

Professional and Public Service
Member, Advisory Comm. for the Astronomical Sciences,
    National Science Foundation, 1988-1991
Member, Radio Astronomy Sub-Panel, advisory to the National Science Foundation, 1989-92
Member, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Visiting Comm., 1990-94, Chairman 1990
Member, Visiting Committee, Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory, 1991-95, Chairman-1994
Member, N.A.S.A. Astrophysics Data System Review Panel, 1991-93
Member, N.A.S.A. Proposal Review Panel, 1987, 1989
Member, Board of Directors, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (A.S.P.), 1995-98
A.S.P. President-Elect, 1997-98
A.S.P. President, 1999-2001
American Astronomical Society (A.A.S.) Council Member, 1995-99
Member, Steering Committee, A.A.S. Graduate Education Panel, 1997
Chairman, Hobby-Eberly Telescope Board of Directors, 1996-present
Member, Board of Directors, Southern African Large Telescope (S.A.L.T.), 1998-present
Member, A.U.R.A. Coordinating Council of Astronomy Research Directors, 1996-present
University of Texas Member Representative to A.U.R.A., 1996-1999
Member, Education and Policy Panel, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee,
    National Academy of Sciences, 1999
Chairman, Cross-Panel on the National Observatories, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Survey Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 1999
President, Board of Directors, KMFA, 1998-present
    (A non-profit, listener-supported classical music FM radio station)
Chairman, Board of Directors, KMFA, 2000
Member or Chair of External Review Panels for:
University of Minnesota Department of Astronomy
University of Maryland Department of Astronomy
University of Arizona Department of Astronomy
San Diego State University Department of Astronomy
Center for Particle Physics, University of California-Berkeley

Awards and Honorary Societies
Member, Omicron Delta Kappa, Undergraduate Honorary Society
AMOCO Foundation Teaching Excellence Award (campus-wide), 1975
Astronomy Department Teaching Excellence Award, 1975
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Named to Teaching Excellence Hall of Fame by UTMOST Magazine
    (student magazine at the University of Texas), 1984
Wm. D. Blunk Memorial Professor, September 1, 1983 to August 31, 1984
College of Natural Science Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award, 1987 and 1999
Alumni Citation Award, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1987
Astronomical League Award, July, 2000

Most Significant Publications
Bash, F.N., 1979, "Density Wave Induced Star Formation: The Optical Surface Brightness of Galaxies," Ap.J., 233, 524.

Bash, F.N. and Kaufman, M., 1986, "The Global Spiral Structure of M81: Radio Continuum Maps," Ap.J., 310, 621.

Kaufman, M., Bash, F.N., Kennicutt, R.C. Jr., and Hodge, P.W., 1987, "Giant H II Regions in M81," Ap.J., 319, 61.

Leisawitz, D., Bash, F.N., and Thaddeus, P., 1989, "A CO Survey of Regions Around Thirty Four Open Clusters," Ap.J. Supplement, 70, 731.

Kaufman, M., Bash, F.N., Hine, B., Rots, A.H., Elmegreen, D.M., and Hodge, P.W., 1989, "A Comparison of Spiral Tracers in M81," Ap.J., 345, 674.