Professor Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D.

Professor Felix J. Lockman
  • Principal Scientist at the Green Bank Observatory
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
Astronomy, by looking outward, leads us to questions that reflect upon ourselves in very deep ways.

Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D., is the Green Bank Telescope Principal Scientist at the Green Bank Observatory, a facility of the National Science Foundation. He did his undergraduate work at Drexel University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Lockman’s area of research is the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, with a special emphasis on radio observations of neutral hydrogen. He was project scientist for the Green Bank Telescope during its construction phase and then moved to the Green Bank Observatory, where he was the site director for six years.

Dr. Lockman’s research has involved studies of the ionized, neutral atomic, and molecular gas in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and edited several books, including Gaseous Halos of Galaxies and But It Was Fun: The First Forty Years of Radio Astronomy at Green Bank. Dr. Lockman’s 1990 review article on hydrogen in the Milky Way, coauthored with Dr. John M. Dickey of the University of Tasmania, is the most cited publication in the history of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. In 2013, he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his significant studies of neutral hydrogen in our galaxy and others, and for his service to U.S. radio astronomy.

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  1. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

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    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D. You’ll learn that the dominant molecular structures in interstellar space are all based on carbon, just like Earth. It is likely that any extraterrestrial galactic life would be related to us at least on the molecular level. Will we find other organic lifeforms out there?...
  2. (Set) Radio Astronomy & Cosmology Set on sale

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & Cosmology

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    Go back in time to view the stars through history with this eye-opening two-course set. Start by revealing the unseen universe as you explore hidden galaxies with Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe. Then, travel backwards and forwards in time to discover the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe with Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe.
  3. (Set) Radio Astronomy & The Inexplicable Universe Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & The Inexplicable Universe

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    Reveal what we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—with this two-course set. Take an exciting tour of the unseen universe with Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe. Then, join the scientific pursuits that lie at the very heart of the history and nature of our universe with The Inexplicable Universe led by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  4. (Set) Radio Astronomy & Our Night Sky Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & Our Night Sky

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    View stars both known and unknown, seen and unseen, in this two-course set. Learn about the tools that have pulled back the curtain on the unseen universe in Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe. Then, take an unrivaled tour around the sky while examining the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing with Our Night Sky.
  5. (Set) Radio Astronomy & Understanding the Universe Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & Understanding the Universe

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    See the universe like never before with this stunning two-course set. Start with a revealing peek into the unseen with Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe. Then, get a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole with Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition.
  6. (Set) Radio Astronomy & Experiencing Hubble Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & Experiencing Hubble

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    Discover how breath-taking the universe is with this two-course set. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through the universe with stunning visuals and animations to explain the science of radio astronomy and its astounding discoveries. Then, join a dazzling voyage of discovery that delights the eye, feeds the imagination, and unlocks new secrets of the universe in the...