Timothy Stephen Bastian


National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Contact Info
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
520 Edgemont Road
(434) 296-0348
Research Interests: 
Solar chromosphere and corona; flares; CMEs; solar wind Stellar activity; exoplanets; planetary magnetospheres Data inversion; radio instrumentation I primary use radio telescopes on the ground and in space to explore the above topics. These include the Jansky Very Large Array, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, the Nobeyama Radioheliograph, the Nancay Radioheliograph, and the Arecibo Observatory. I typically supplement radio observations with X-ray, EUV/UV, and optical observations.
Candidate's Preferred Background: 
a. Profession Preparation University of Chicago, Mathematics, B. S. 1978 University of Colorado, Astrophysics, Ph. D. 1987 b.Appointments 1995-present Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory 2011-2017 Assistant Director, Department of Science Support & Research 2009-2011 Assistant Director, Office of Science and Academic Affairs 2000-present Adjunct faculty, Astronomy Dept., University of Virginia 1999-2000 Visiting Professor, Paris University 7 and Paris Observatory 1992-1995 Associate Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory 1990-1992 Assistant Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory c. Publications Over 300 publications, including over 100 peer-reviewed publications.