John B. Hearnshaw

John B. Hearnshaw

University of Canterbury
Physics-Astronomy Department
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 03 3484369
Email: johnhearnshawcanterburyacnz
Personal website: http://www2.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/~jhe25/
Organization website: http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/

NCA adherence: New Zealand

Last updated:
August 1, 2018

IAU Status

Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past President of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage (2015-2018)
  • Past President of Commission 30 Radial Velocities (1997-2000)
  • Past Vice-President of Division IX Optical & Infrared Techniques (2003-2006)
  • Past Vice-President of Commission 30 Radial Velocities (1994-1997)
  • Past Vice-President of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2009-2012)
  • Past Chair of Commission 46 PG World Wide Development of Astronomy (PGWWDA) (until 2012)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division IX Optical & Infrared Techniques (2003-2006)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division IX Optical & Infrared Techniques (2000-2003)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division IX Optical & Infrared Techniques (1997-2000)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 30 Radial Velocities (2000-2003)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 30 Radial Velocities (1991-1994)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2012-2015)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2006-2009)
  • Past Steering Committee Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage (2015-2018)
  • Past Member of Division IV Stars (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division IX Optical & Infrared Techniques (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division XII Union-Wide Activities (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Commission 29 Stellar Spectra (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 30 Radial Velocities (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 History of Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2012-2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2006-2012)
  • Past Member of Commission 41 WG Astronomy and World Heritage (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Executive Committee WG International Year of Light: Cosmic Light

Other past affiliation(s)

  • Past Chair of the National Committee for Astronomy in New Zealand (2010-2013)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.3 - History and philosophy of astronomy, 1.6 - Astronomy Education, 1.9 - Astronomy outreach, 1.10 - Astronomy for Development
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.4 - Light pollution, 3.10 - Telescopes: optical
6 - The Sun: 6.1 - Sun: abundances
7 - Planetary systems: 7.14 - Exoplanets
8 - Stars: 8.1 - Stars: abundances, 8.2 - Stars: atmospheres, 8.3 - Stars: chromospheres, 8.4 - Stars: binaries, 8.20 - Stars: late-type
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.6 - ISM: dust, extinction
10 - The Galaxy: 10.4 - Galaxy: disk, 10.5 - Galaxy: evolution
11 - Galaxies: 11.23 - Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds

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