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Stephen Edberg

Education
  • A.B. in Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • A.M. in Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests
  • Cometary brightness behavior and its perception and measurement

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Space Interferometry Mission System Scientist (2002 - present)
    • Cassini Outreach Team Leader (1998 - 2001)
    • Cassini Discipline Scientist for Remote Sensing (1995 - 2002)
    • Cassini Investigation Scientist (1992 - 2002)
    • Comet Rendezvous/Asteroid Flyby Science Coordinator (1986 - 1992)
    • International Halley Watch Coordinator for Amateur Observations (1981 - 1989)
    • Galileo Project Science Coordinator (1979 - 1981, 1989 - 1995)
  • San Fernando Observatory Observer (1978-1979)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Exoplanet Exploration Public Engagement Team (2012)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award SIM Science Office Team (2011)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal (Outreach)
  • JPL Award for Excellence - Exceptional Quality
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Distinguished Lecturer 1996 - 2003
  • Carter Memorial Lecturer, Carter Observatory, Wellington, New Zealand 2001
  • JPL Team Award: Cassini Science Planning Tour Integration Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Cassini Jupiter Flyby Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Cassini-Jupiter Microwave Observing Campaign Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Cassini Flight Team Earth Swingby Period
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, KSC: Public Communications Cassini Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Cassini Program Public Outreach Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Cassini Program Investigation Scientists
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Project Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, GSFC: Cassini/Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) Instrument Development Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Project Galileo Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Orbital Operations Recovery Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Ida Encounter/Dactyl Discovery Team
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Gaspra Encounter Team
  • CRAF Scientific Achievement Award: Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Investigation Scientist
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Orbiter Instrument Design, Development, and Test - Solid State Imaging Subsystem
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, JPL: Galileo Mission Operations System Design, Development, and Test - Orbiter Science Coordinators
  • Chancellor's Intern Fellowship, Univ. of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California President's Undergraduate Fellowship, Univ. of California at Santa Cruz
  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research
  • Australian National University Vacation Scholarship
  • Astronomical Association of Northern California Professional Award
  • Riverside Telescope Makers Conference Clifford W. Holmes Award
  • G. Bruce Blair Medal of the Western Amateur Astronomers
  • Minor Planet (3672) Stevedberg named by the International Astronomical Union

Selected Publications
  1. Howard, R. & Edberg, S. J. "On the Eruption of Magnetic Flux at the Solar Surface," Solar Physics, 28, p. 73.
  2. Landman, D. A., Edberg, S. J., & Laney, C. D. "Measurements of H, He D3 and Ca+ 8542 Line Emission in Prominences," Astrophysical Journal, 218, p. 888.
  3. Webb, D. F., Cheng, C. C., Dulk, G. A., Edberg, S. J., Martin, S. F., McKenna-Lawlor, S., & McLean, D. J. "Mechanical Energy Output of the 5 September 1973 Flare," Appendix B of the Skylab Flare Workshop Monograph.
  4. Edberg, S. J. Solid State Imaging Instrument Calibration Requirements Document, Component Level Calibrations; Galileo Project Document 625-601, original version and Rev. A, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Feb. 1981.
  5. Edberg, S. J. Solid State Imaging Instrument Calibration Procedures Document, Component Level Calibrations; Galileo Project Document 625-602, original version and Rev. A, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Feb. 1981.
  6. Edberg, S. J. Solid State Imaging Instrument Calibration Requirements Document, Subsystem Level Calibrations; Galileo Project Document 625-606, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Feb. 1981.
  7. Edberg, S. J. International Halley Watch Amateur Observers' Manual for Scientific Comet Studies, JPL Document 83-16, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1983.
  8. Larson, S. M., Edberg, S. J., and Levy, D. H. "The Modern Role of Visual Observations of Comets" in Comets in the Post-Halley Era, Vol. 1, edited by R. L. Newburn, Jr., M. Neugebauer, and J. Rahe, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 209, 1991.
  9. Edberg, S. J. "Amateur Observation Network" in The Comet Halley Archive Summary Volume, edited by Z. Sekanina and L. Fry, JPL Document 400-450, Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1991.
  10. Edberg, S. J. and Levy, D. H. Observing Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, and the Zodiacal Light, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  11. Hord, C. W., Pryor, W. R., Stewart, A. I. F., Simmons, K. E., Gebben, J. J., Barth, C. A., McClintock, W. E., Esposito, L. W., Tobiska, W. K., West, R. A., Edberg, S. J., Ajello, J. M., Naviaux, K. L. "Direct Observations of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact by Galileo UVS," Geophysical Research Letters, 22, No. 12, p. 1565, June 15, 1995.
  12. Edberg, S. J., "The Sun and Your Safety" in Solar Astronomy Handbook, edited by R. Beck, et al., Richmond, VA: Willmann-Bell, Inc., p. 1, 1995.
  13. Edberg, S. J., ed. The Archive of the Amateur Observation Network of the International Halley Watch, Volume 1: Comet Giacobini-Zinner and Volume 2: Comet Halley, JPL Document 96 3, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1996.
  14. Pryor, W. R., Barth, C. A., Hord, C. W., Stewart, A. I. F., Simmons, K. E., Gebben, J. J., McClintock, W. E., Lineaweaver, S., Ajello, J. M., Tobiska, W. K., Naviaux, K. L., Edberg, S. J., White, O. R., Sandel, B. R. "Latitude Variations In Interplanetary Lyman-a Data From the Galileo EUVS Modeled With Solar He 1083 nm Images," Geophysical Research Letters, 23, No. 15, p. 1893, 1996 July 15.
  15. Kunde, V. and numerous co-authors including Edberg, S."Cassini Infrared Fourier Spectroscopic Investigation, "Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems", SPIE Proceedings Volume 2803, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, p. 162.
  16. Edberg, S. J. "Length of the Day," Practical Uses of Math and Science, an on-line refereed journal at http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov, accepted 1997 October 30.
  17. Edberg, S., author of NASA Educational Briefs (and suggested grade level) entitled:
    • Finding Worlds That Look Like Stars (5-12) EB-2001-12-011-JPL, JPL 400-1026 05/02
    • Lightning in a Planetary Atmosphere (5-12) EB-2001-12-010-JPL, JPL 400-1025 05/02
    • Mapping Worlds That Look Like Stars (5-12) EB-2001-12-015-JPL, JPL 400-1030 05/02
    • Monitoring the Sun's Corona (5-12) EB-2001-12-005-JPL, JPL 400-1020 05/02
    • Observing Outer Planets (5-12) EB-2001-12-021-JPL, JPL 400-1036 05/02
    • Planetary Billiards (3-12) EB-2001-12-017-JPL, JPL 400-1032 05/02
    • Planetary Magnetic Fields (3-12) EB-2001-12-008-JPL, JPL 400-1023 05/02
    • Sand or Rock? Finding Out from 1000 km (5-12) EB-2001-12-009-JPL, JPL 400-1024 05/02
    • Scattering: Seeing the Microscopic Among the Giants (5-12) EB-2001-12-007-JPL, JPL 400-1022 05/02
    • Venus: A Global Greenhouse (5-12) EB-2001-12-004-JPL, JPL 400-1019 05/02
    • Waves (3-12) EB-2001-12-020-JPL, JPL 400-1035 05/02
    • Waves and Interference (5-12) EB-2001-12-016-JPL, JPL 400-1031 05/02
    • What is Synchronous Rotation? (K-12) EB-2001-12-003-JPL, JPL 400-1018 05/02
    • When the Sky Is Falling (5-12) EB-2001-12-014-JPL, JPL 400-1029 05/02
    • These may be found at http://eis.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini_epo/education/edu-58-kitchen.cfm .
  18. Edberg, S., author of the following articles in Macmillan's Space Sciences, Vol. 2, Planetary Science and Astronomy, Pat Dasch, editor in chief, New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002:
    • Cassini, Giovanni Domenico, p. 23.
    • Huygens, Christaan, p. 75.
    • Kuiper, Gerard Peter, p. 83.
    • Saturn, p. 164.
  19. Flasar, F. M. and numerous co-authors including Edberg, S., Exploring the Saturn System in the Thermal Infrared: The Composite Infrared Spectrometer, Space Science Reviews, 115, Nos. 1-4, p. 169, 2004.
  20. Edberg, S. J., Shao, M., and Beichman, C. A., eds., SIM PlanetQuest: A Mission for Astrophysics and Planet Finding, a NASA white paper found at http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/documents/WhitePaper05ver18_final.pdf, 2005 May 2.
  21. Edberg, S. J., author of Nasa Facts fact sheet, SIM PlanetQuest, JPL 400-1235E 6/05
  22. Edberg, S.J. "Earth Turns? Prove It!," Practical Uses of Math and Science, an on-line refereed journal at http://pumas.nasa.gov, accepted 2007 November 13.
  23. Edbert, S.J., "Sand or Rock?" Finding Out from 1000 km," Practical Uses of Math and Science, an on-line refereed journal at http://pumas.nasa.gov, accepted 2008 March 17.
  24. Davidson, J., Edberg, S., Danner, R., Nemati, B., and Unwin, S., Eds., 2009, SIM Lite Astrometric Observatory, JPL 400-1360, 2/09, NASA/JPL and contributor of "Astrometry - A Precision Tool for the 21st Century."

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