Debra Meloy Elmegreen

Profile Updated: March 27, 2022
Debra Meloy
Residing In: Goldens Bridge, NY
Spouse/Partner: Bruce
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Occupation: Astronomer (Professor at Vassar College)
Children: Lauren Elmegreen Rafelski (children Katie, Alex)
Scott Elmegreen
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I've been a professor of astronomy at Vassar College since 1985, after college at Princeton and a PhD at Harvard. I was a postdoc at Carnegie Observatories (Palomar). I've traveled worldwide for conferences and observatories, but mostly observe now with the Hubble Space Telescope to study distant galaxies. I'm President of the International Astronomical Union. My husband is also an astronomer, at IBM. My children and 2 grandchildren are my greatest joys.

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Science Club adventures filled my time at WTW: fall festival floats, the geodesic dome greenhouse we built that was destroyed by a big storm, the star parties we had with the telescope the club built, club trips to NASA and to Wallops Island for a launch. I was very engaged with science fairs, so it's no surprise I'm still doing astronomy. My fondest classroom memories are of Mr. Otten and Mrs. Opp, two very inspirational people in my life.

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Wish I could be with you all for our 50th! Hard to believe a half century is gone - I still have such fond memories of WTW.

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