Wayne H. Osborn


At Central Michigan University 1976 - 2007

  • A.B. Astronomy (1964) - University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • M.A. Astronomy (1967) - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • M.S., Ph.D. Astronomy (1971) - Yale University, New Haven, CT



An Equinox Egg Experiment

Research Interests

Osborn's research interests are in observational astronomy. Current research projects involve photometric studies of variable stars in globular clusters.  He is also involved in national efforts to preserve glass astronomical plates.  Osborn is the author or co-author of over 50 scientific papers plus various book articles, research notes, abstracts, and book reviews.  His research has involved observations with the Hubble Space Telescope as well as at several ground-based observatories.


Recent Papers:

W. Osborn, L. Robbins (editors):  Preserving Astronomy's Photographic Legacy: Current State and the Future of North American Astronomical Plates.  Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 410 (San Francisco: Astronomical Society Pacific), 2009.   Contains five co-authored  papers


K. Rabidoux, H. A. Smith, B. J. Pritzl, W. Osborn, C. Kuehn, J. Randall, R. Lustig, K. Wells, L. Taylor, N. De Lee, K. Kinemuchi, A. LaCluyzé, D. Hartley, C. Greenwood, M. Ingber, M. Ireland, E. Pellegrini, M.  Anderson, G. Purdum, J. Lacy, M. Curtis, J. Smolinski, S. Danford:  Light Curves and Period Changes of Type II Cepheids in the Globular Clusters M3 and M5.  Astronomical Journal, 139, 2300-2307, 2010.


T. J. Manetsch, W. Osborn: Can the Date of Moses’ Death be Determined Astronomically?  The Observatory 131, 248-253, 2011.


W. Osborn, O. F. Mills:  The Ross Variable Stars Revisited. I  Journal AAVSO 39, 186-200, 2011 (2011JAVSO..39..186O)




Office : (no on-campus office)
Phone : (262) 725-6183
Email : Wayne.Osborn (at) cmich.edu

Latest revision: 2012-Feb-12