Welcome to my World Wide Web pages!
Glad you could make it here. Some people can't find their way here from
the top page amazingly enough.
Anyway, this is a ``Beta'' version of a home page as well as some
links to pages and places I'm going to use later. There's
two versions of this file right now...
I haven't decided which one to use yet, though I'm leaning toward
the face background. Of course, if you're using mosaic, depending
on which version, you don't see the backgrounds at all, and with lynx,
heck, not even the pictures!
These pages use HTML 3.0 features and look best with a browser that
supports features such as backgrounds, tables, centering, image
alignment, font sizes, etc. such as Netscape 1.1+ (also known as
Do you have the most current version of your web browser?
Perhaps you should
check, though now that City Net is no longer updating it,
it isn't as useful.
Aren't you sick and tired of seeing this ``Under Construction''
picture all over the web???
Screw this => <= Screw this
Vance was born at the
Center of the Universe: New Jersey, 50 years to the day after the birth of
Wernher von Braun (father of the Saturn V rocket that sent men to the Moon),
grew up in San Diego,
received a Bachelor of Science with Honor at the
California Institute of Technology
received an MS in Astronomy from
at the University of Arizona
and now works at its
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
situated in sunny Tucson,
Arizona with the
Saturn Orbiter project.
Things/Projects I've worked on/done
- Desmearing Voyager images of Jupiter's ring to find structure
- Searched for Neptune satellites and Halley's comet at Palomar 60" and 200"
- Space Telescope's Wide Field/Planetary Camera (WF/PC-1) filter transmission
- Stimulus operator for WF/PC-1 Thermal-Vacuum tests at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Circulation manager for the California Tech (Caltech's paper)
- Finding Quasars with the CCD Transit Instrument using photometry
- Search for asteroid dustband using Voyager images taken at high inclination
relative to the ecliptic plane
- Mount Graham site testing
- Used 12" telescope pair to measure atmospheric jitter on various
- Collected an analysed micro-thermal data in 20+ overflights of
Mount Graham and Mount Hopkins in a Beechcraft Bonanza
- Worked with Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing algorithms for
VICAR program NAV
- Voyager 2's Neptune encounter at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- 28 Sgr stellar occultation of Saturn's rings
- Stellar occultation of Jupiter
- Neptune ring arcs
- Variability of Saturn's ring ``spokes''
- Quality testing of VICAR Cassini routines
Other links still yet to be used
Last modified on May 11, 1997 by Vance Haemmerle