Dr. Phil Massey

PhD, 1980, University of Colorado

Dr. Phil Massey joined the Lowell staff in September 2000, coming from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), where (among other things) he was the Telescope Scientist for Kitt Peak’s 4-meter Mayall Telescope and was involved in improving its delivered image quality (“seeing”). At Lowell, he’s served as the Principal Investigator for the Large Monolithic Imager (LMI), the workhorse optical camera for the DCT. Massey’s research interests include the study of massive stars (O-type, Wolf-Rayet, yellow and red supergiants), binary stars, young clusters, and the initial mass function.

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