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Michael Allison

Adjunct Professor, Astronomy


Pupin 1407

Columbia University

518.926.8110



Professor Allison received his A.B. with a double major in Physics and English at Wittenberg University, and his Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. He worked for many years as a NASA scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. He has served on the science teams for several planetary flight projects, including the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, and currently on the Juno – microwave radiometer investigation at Jupiter.


Research Topics

planetary atmospheric dynamics, spaceflight mission studies, planetocentric solar timing, astronomy / space history