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George Eadon McCluskey, Jr.
OFFICE ADDRESS: Professor of Astrophysics
Department of Physics, Astronomy Group
Lehigh University
16 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-3174
U. S. A.
TELEPHONE: (610)-758-3930 ; (610)-758-3721
FAX: (610)-758-5730
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EDUCATION:
24 May 1965 Ph. D. in Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
20 May 1963 M. S. in Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
September 1960 - June 1961 Graduate Studies in Astronomy, University of Arizona
15 June 1960 B. A. in Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
HONORS & AWARDS:
1962 - 1965 National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Traineeship
University of Pennsylvania
1961 - 1962 University Fellowship
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
1959 - 1960 Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Department of Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
1956 - 1959 Senatorial Scholarship
University of Pennsylvania
  Listed in "American Men of Science"
  Listed in "Who's Who in the East"
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Astronomical Union
  • Royal Astronomical Society
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2002 - present Professor of Astrophysics, Lehigh University Department of Physics, Astronomy Group
1998 - 2000 Chair, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University
1992 - 1994 NASA Research Grant on "Mass Loss in the Interacting Semi-Detached Binary Delta Librae"
1988 - 1992 NASA Research Grant on "Analysis of the IUE Spectra of the Strongly Interacting Binary Beta Lyrae"
1987 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (56 hours), NASA Research Grants on
  1. "Ultraviolet Line Emitting Plasma in Algol-type Binaries"
  2. "Extended Atmospheric Structure of the KO III Giant in the Binary AL Velorum"
1985 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (64 hours), NASA Research Grants on
  1. "IUE Spectroscopy of the Strongly Interacting Binary TX Ursae Majoris"
  2. "Investigation of the Peculiar Secondary Eclipse of the Interacting Binary R Arae"
1986 NASA Research Grant on "Experiments Relative to the IUE"
1984 NASA Research Grant on "Accretional Heating in Interacting Binaries"
1983 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (20 hours), NASA Research Grant on "IUE Spectroscopy of the Interacting Binary U Sagittae"
1982 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (24 hours), NASA Research Grant on "IUE Spectroscopy of the Extraordinary Interacting Binary R Arae"
1981 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (16 hours), NASA Research Grant on "Mass Flow in Short-Period Binaries"
1980 - 1982 Guest Investigator, Einstein X-Ray Satellite (4 hours), NASA Research Grant on "Interacting Close Binary Systems"
1980 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (24 hours), NASA Research Grant on "IUE Observations of Gas Streaming in Interacting Semi-Detached Close Binary Systems"
1979 Guest Investigator, IUE Satellite (48 hours), NASA Research Grant on "Mass Flow and Evolution in Close Binaries Including Simultaneous Observations of X-Ray Binaries with HEAO Satellites"
1978 Guest Investigator, International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Satellite (80 hours), NASA Research Grant on "Mass Flow in Close Binaries"
September 1976
- present
Professor of Astronomy, Division of Astronomy, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University
1975 - 1978 Member of the Editorial Board "Earth and Extraterrestrial Sciences"
January 1975
- January 1977
Guest Investigator, Astronomical Netherlands Satellite (ANS)
January 1973
- June 1976
Guest Investigator, Copernicus Satellite, NASA Research Grant on Ultraviolet radiation, x-rays and gamma rays from close binaries
January 1971
- January 1972
NASA Grant for research on close binaries
Summer 1970 Summer Professional Employee, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, Research on close binaries
Summer 1969 Summer Technical Employee, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas
September 1968
- August 1976
Associate Professor of Astronomy, Department of Mathematics & Astronomy, Lehigh University
Summers of
1966 & 1967
NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, Research on celestial mechanics
Spring 1966 Adjunct Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
September 1965
- August 1968
Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Department of Mathematics & Astronomy, Lehigh University
PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Wood, F. B., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Eclipsing System V Tucanae", Ap. J., 66, 413, 1961.
  2. Parker, H., Mayo, T. T., IV, Birney, D. S., Jr., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Evaluation of the Lunar Photometric Function", Research Laboratories for the Engineering Sciences, University of Virginia, Report No. AST-4015-101-64U, 1964.
  3. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Eclipsing System RX Arietis", Ap. J., 71, 527, 1966.
  4. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Eclipsing System UV Leonis", A. J., 71, 536, 1966.
  5. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "An Exposition on Hansen's Method of Partial Anomalies", Goddard Space Flight Center Document X-552-67-381, pp. 1-67, 1967.
  6. Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Curve-of-Growth Analysis for the Close Binary HR 5317", Ap. J., 156, 1007, 1969.
  7. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Wood, F. B., "Wolf-Rayet, AO Cassiopeia, and U Geminorum Stars", in Vistas in Astronomy, 12, ed. A. Beer (Pergamon Press, New York), pp. 257-270, 1970.
  8. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Houck, T. E., "Six Color Ultraviolet Filter Photometry of Beta Lyrae and a Preliminary Interpretation", IAU Coll. No. 15, p. 308, 1971.
  9. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "On the formation of a Neutron Star in a Close Binary System", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 10, 464, 1971.
  10. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Houck, T. E., "OAO-2 Observations of Beta Lyrae and a Provisional Interpretation", NASA SP-310, Scientific Results from the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory, ed. A. D. Code, p. 485, 1972.
  11. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "On the Mass-Luminosity Relation", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 17, 134, 1972.
  12. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Houck, T. E., "Further Evidence for a Black Hole in Beta Lyrae?", Nature Physical Science, 240, 119, 1972.
  13. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "On the Physical Parameters for Centaurus X-3 and Hercules X-1", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 19, 279, 1972.
  14. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "Orbital Elements and Absolute Dimensions of the Eclipsing LY Aurigae", Ap. J., 187, 93, 1974.
  15. Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., " Search for Lyman-Alpha Emission in Beta Lyrae from Copernicus", Ap. J. Letters, 188, L 63, 1974.
  16. Hack, M., Hutchings, J. B., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Plavec, M., and Polidan, R. S., "Copernicus Spectra of Beta Lyrae", Nature, 249, 534, 1974.
  17. Hack, M., Hutchings, J. B., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Plavec, M., and Polidan, R.S., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of Beta Lyrae", Ap. J., 198, 453, 1975.
  18. Kondo, Y., Hack, M., Hutchings, J. B., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Plavec, M., and Polidan, R. S., "High Temperature Plasma Observed in Beta Lyrae, Observed from Copernicus", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 38, 353, 1975.
  19. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., and Morton, D. C., "Mass Flow in the O7f Binary UW Canis Majoris", Ap. J., 201, 607, 1975.
  20. Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Mass Flow in Close Binary Systems", IAU Symp.No. 73, Structure and Evolution of the Close Binary Systems, p. 277, 1976.
  21. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Eaton, J. A., "Ultraviolet Photometry from the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory XXIII. Ultraviolet Light Variation of Beta Lyrae", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 41, 121, 1976.
  22. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Gulden, S. L., "The Effects of Radiation Pressure on the Equipotential Surfaces in X-ray Binaries", NASA SP-389, Symp. Proc. X-Ray Binaries, p. 499, 1976.
  23. Hack, M., Hutchings, J. B., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Tulloch, M. K., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of Beta Lyrae. II.", Ap. J., 206, 777, 1976.
  24. Kondo, Y., Parsons, S. B., Henize, K. G., Wray, J. D., Benedict, G. F., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Skylab Ultraviolet Stellar Spectra: Emission Lines from the Beta Lyrae System", Ap. J., 208, 468, 1976.
  25. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "Mass Flow in the O7f Binary UW Canis Majoris. II.", Ap. J., 208, 760, 1976.
  26. Hack, M., Hutchings, J. B., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Tulloch, M. K., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of Beta Lyrae. III.", Ap. J. Suppl. Series, 34, 565, 1977.
  27. Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "On the Emission of Neutrinos and Gravitational Waves in the Formation of Neutron Stars", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 51, 187, 1977.
  28. Drechsel, H., Rahe, J., Wolfschmidt, G., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Observational Evidence for Mass Exchange in Close Binary Stars", IAU Coll. No. 42, The Interaction of Variable Stars with their Environment, ed. R. Kippenhahn, J. Rahe, W. Strohmeier, p. 371, 1977.
  29. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Wu, C.-C., "Hot/Cool Spots Observed in the ANS Ultraviolet Light Curves of U Cephei", Ap. J., 222, 635, 1978.
  30. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Rahe, J., and Wu, C.-C., "Mass Transfer in U Cephei", Proc. 4th Interntl. Coll. on Ap., High Resolution Spectrometry, ed. M. Hack, Osservatorio Astronomico Di Trieste, p. 468, 1978.
  31. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Francisco, F. F., and Parsons, S. B., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of Beta Lyrae Observed with the IUE", Info. Bull. on Variable Stars No. 1535, 1979.
  32. Rahe, J., Drechsel, H., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Wolfschmidt, G., "Massenfluss in engen Doppelsternsystemen", SuW, 2, 49, 1979.
  33. Bruhweiler, F. C., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Semitorrid Gas Observed in the Direction of 2 Velorum and the Gum Nebula", Ap. J., 229, L 39, 1979.
  34. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Rahe, J., "Mass Flow and Evolution of UW Canis Majoris", IAU Symp. No. 83, Mass Loss and Evolution of O-Type Stars, p. 281, 1979.
  35. Stencel, R. E., Kondo, Y., Bernat, A. P., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "IUE Observations of 32 Cygni: The Effects of the B Star within the Upper Chromosphere of a Late-Type Supergiant", Ap. J., 233, 621, 1979.
  36. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Stencel, R. E., "IUE Observations of Gas Stream Effects in the Ultraviolet Spectrum of U Cephei", Ap. J., 233, 906, 1979.
  37. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Kondo, Y., and Rahe, J., "Phase-Dependent Mass Flow in UW CMa", Info. Bull. on Variable Stars No. 1762, 1980.
  38. Bruhweiler, F. C., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Interstellar C IV and Si IV Column Densities Toward Early-Type Stars", Ap. J., 237, 19, 1980.
  39. Drechsel, H., Rahe, J., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Mass Loss from UW Canis Majoris", A. & Ap., 83, 363, 1980.
  40. Pravdo, S. H., White, N. E., Kondo, Y., Becker, R. H., Boldt, E. A., Holt, S. S., Serlemitsos, P. J., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "X-Ray and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Cynus X-1 = HDE 226868", Ap. J., 237, 71, 1980.
  41. Drechsel, H., Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Rahe, J., "Mass Flow Analysis of the Ultraviolet Spectrum of UW Canis Majoris", in Close Binary Stars: Observations and Interpretation, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, p. 195, 1980.
  42. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Stencel, R. E., "IUE Ultraviolet Spectra of the Interacting Binary U Cephei", in Close Binary Stars: Observations and Interpretation, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, p. 237, 1980.
  43. Stencel, R. E., Kondo, Y., Bernat, A. P., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Ultraviolet Observations of 31 and 32 Cygni", in Close Binary Stars: Observations and Interpretation, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, p. 555, 1980.
  44. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Feibelman, W. A., "IUE Observations of the Ultraviolet Spectrum of the Close Binary Pictoris", Pub. Astro. Soc. Pac., 92, 688, 1980.
  45. Drechsel, H., Rahe, J., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Phase-Correlated P Cygni Profile Variations of the C III Multiplet in UW Canis Majoris", A. & Ap., 94, 285, 1981.
  46. Bruhweiler, F. C., Rahe, J., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of the O-Type Subdwarf HD 49798", Ap. J. Suppl. Series, 46, 255, 1981.
  47. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Harvel, C. A., "IUE Ultraviolet Spectra of the Interacting Binary U Cephei", Ap. J., 247, 202, 1981.
  48. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Wu, C.-C., "Five-Color Band Ultraviolet Photometry of Fourteen Close Binaries", Ap. J. Suppl. Series, 47, 333, 1981.
  49. Drechsel, H., Rahe, J., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Ultraviolet Spectrum of UW Canis Majoris", A. & Ap. Suppl. Series, 45, 473, 1981.
  50. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "IUE Observation of Mass Ejection by the Close Binary System AO Cassiopeiae", Ap. J., 246, 464, 1981.
  51. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Wu, C.-C., "The Early-Type Component in the 1 Sagittarii", Pub. Astro. Soc. Pac., 94, 647, 1982.
  52. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "IUE Spectroscopic Investigation of Interacting Binary Systems", NASA CP-2238, Advances in Ultraviolet Astronomy: Four Years of IUE Research, ed. Y. Kondo, J. M. Mead, and R. D. Chapman, p. 102, 1982.
  53. Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Very Unusual Ultraviolet Spectra of R. Arae", in Binary and Multiple Stars as Tracers of Stellar Evolution, ed. Z. Kopal and J. Rahe, p. 321, 1982.
  54. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "International Ultraviolet Explorer Observations of the Peculiar Variable Spectrum of the Eclipsing Binary R Arae", Ap. J., 266, 755, 1983.
  55. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Parsons, S. B., "Variable, Optically-Thick, Hot Plasma Observed in Interacting Binaries", Ap. & Sp. Sci., 99, 281, 1984.
  56. Sahade, J., Kondo, Y., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Comments on the Ultraviolet Spectrum of 2 Velorum", Ap. J., 276, 281, 1984.
  57. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Parsons, S. B., "Optically-Thick, Highly-Variable Plasma in Interacting Binaries", Proc. 4th European IUE Conf., p. 409, 1984.
  58. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "Observations of Eight Close Binaries with the Einstein Observatory", Pub. Astro. Soc. Pac., 96, 817, 1984.
  59. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of the Interacting Binary U Sagittae", NASA CP-2349, Future of Ultraviolet Astronomy Based on Six Years of IUE Research, ed. M. Mead, R. D. Chapman, and Y. Kondo, p. 382, 1984.
  60. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Parsons, S. B., "Variable, Optically-Thick Plasma in Interacting Binaries R Arae and HD 207739", Ap. J., 295, 580, 1985.
  61. Koch, R. H., Corcoran, M. F., Holenstein, B. D., and McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "IUE Observations of V Sagittae", Ap. J., 306, 618, 1986.
  62. McCluskey, G. E., Jr. and Sahade, J., "Interacting Binaries", Scientific Accomplishments of the IUE, ed. Y. Kondo, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, p. 427, 1987.
  63. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., McCluskey, C. P. S., and Kondo, Y., "Mass Flow in the Interacting Binary TX Ursae Majoris", ESA SP-281, Vol. 1, A Decade of UV Astronomy with IUE, ed. E. J. Rolfe, p. 201, 1988.
  64. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Kondo, Y., and Olson, E. C., "IUE Spectroscopy of U Cephei During the Mass Flow Outburst of 1986", Ap. J., 332, 1019, 1988.
  65. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., McCluskey, C. P. S., and Kondo, Y., "Mass Flow in the Interacting Binary TX Ursae Majoris", in A Decade of UV Astronomy with IUE Satellite, ed. E. Rolfe, ESA Pub. Div., p. 201, 1988.
  66. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "Stellar Evolution", in Magill's Survey of Science: Space Exploration Series, ed. F. N. Magill, (Pasadena, Salem Press), p. 1944, 1989.
  67. Eaton, J. A., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Kondo, Y., and Shore, S. N., "The Long-Period Binary AL Velorum: The Atmosphere Eclipse of a Bright KO Giant", A. J., 100, 799, 1990.
  68. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Close Binary Stars: Observations of Mass Loss and Mass Transfer", in The Reference Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ed. S. P. Maran, (New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold), 1991.
  69. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., McCluskey, C. P. S., and Kondo, Y., "IUE Investigation of Mass Flow in the Interacting Binary U Sagittae", Ap. J., 381, 281, 1991.
  70. Sahade, J., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "The Interacting Binary Zoo", in The Realm of Interacting Binaries, ed. J. Sahade, G. E. McCluskey, Jr., and Y. Kondo, (Dordrecht, Kluwer), 13, 1992.
  71. McCluskey, G. E., Jr. and Kondo, Y., "The Evolution of Interacting Binary Systems: Observational Aspects", in The Realm of Interacting Binaries, ed. J. Sahade, G. E. McCluskey, Jr., and Y. Kondo, (Dordrecht, Kluwer), 13, 1992.
  72. McCluskey, G. E., Jr., "The Algol-Type Interacting Binaries", in The Realm of Interacting Binaries, ed. J. Sahade, G. E. McCluskey, Jr., and Y. Kondo, (Dordrecht, Kluwer), 13, 1992.
  73. Sahade, J., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., and Kondo, Y., "Pending Problems and Final Comments", in The Realm of Interacting Binaries, ed. J. Sahade, G. E. McCluskey, Jr., and Y. Kondo, (Dordrecht, Kluwer), 13, 1992.
  74. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Silvis, J. M. S., Polidan, R. S., McCluskey, C. P. S., and Eaton, J. A., "Ultraviolet Light Curves of Beta Lyrae: Comparison of OAO A-2, IUE and Voyager Observations", Ap. J., 427, 787, 1994.
  75. Kondo, Y., McCluskey, G. E., Jr., Guinan, E. F., "Problems in Modeling Evolutionary Processes in Close Binaries", New Astronomy Reviews, 46, 1, 2001.
EDITORSHIP:
  • The Realm of Interacting Binaries, ed. J. Sahade, G. E. McCluskey, Jr., and Y. Kondo, (Dordrecht, Kluwer), 1992.
OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:
  • Referee for Astronomical Journal
  • Referee for Astrophysical Journal
  • Referee for Celestial Mechanics
  • Referee for Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Referee for NASA grant proposals
  • Member, IAU Commission No. 42
  • Member, IUE Satellite User's Committee (Apr. 1982 - Sept. 1984)
  • Numerous papers presented at professional meetings
MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES:
  • Freshmen Advisor (1975 - 1981, 1995 - present)
  • Director of Minor in Astronomy Program
  • Advisor to Astronomy Club

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