Harvard Plate Collection Metcalf Telescope

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A New Look at the Temporal Universe

DASCH team, May 2019. Left Image Top Row: Melena Hogan, Sarah Lavallee, Grace Johnson-DeBoufre. Bottom Row: Josh Grindlay, Lindsay Smith Zrull, Anne Callahan, Jamison Cloud. Center Image: Lindsay Smith Zrull, Meta Partenheimer, Mollie Tobin, Thom Burns, Anne Callahan, Lauren Klotzman. Right Image Top Row: Ed Los, Matthew De La Ossa, Bob Simcoe, Ray Kenison. Bottom Row: Olivia Ambo, Katie Frey, Steve Siok, Jamison Cloud. Not pictured: Alisia True, Caroline Wolinsky, Chase Green, and Helen Driscoll DASCH team, May 2018. Rooftop Image: Josh Grindlay, Ed Los, Bob Simcoe, Anna Coppelman, Melena Hogan, Tony Lowe, Lindsay Smith Zrull, Anne Callahan, Ray Kenison, Jamison Cloud, Mollie Tobin, Steve Siok and Kala Brzezinski. Image in Stacks: Back row: Tony Lowe, Melena Hogan, Lauren Klotzman, Grace Johnson-DeBaufre, Sarah Lavalee. Front row: Anne Callahan, Monica Haberny, Fiona Powers Ozyurt. Image at Clark Refractor: Olivia Ambo and Alisia True Not pictured: Denia Lara, Chase Green.

Current Project Team
Prof. Jonathan GrindlayHCO - Principal Investigator
Jessica MinkSAO - Archive Software
Bob SimcoeHCO associate - Scanner Hardware
Edward LosHCO associate - Scanner Software
Alan SliskiConsultant
Lindsay Smith ZrullHCO - Plate Stacks Curator
Chase GreenSoftware
Steve SiokPlate Scanning
Ray KenisonPlate Scanning
Richard TeagueSoftware
Bob BabcockSoftware
Anne CallahanPlate Preparation and Scanning
Sarah LavalleePlate Preparation and Scanning
Jamison CloudPlate Preparation and Scanning
Mollie TobinPlate Preparation and Scanning
Melena HoganPlate Preparation and Scanning
Olivia AmboPlate Preparation and Scanning
Grace Johnson-DeBaufrePlate Preparation and Scanning
Lauren KlotzmanPlate Preparation and Scanning
Helen DriscollPlate Preparation and Scanning
Caroline WolinskyPlate Preparation and Scanning
Meta PartenheimerPlate Preparation and Scanning
Thom BurnsPlate Preparation and Scanning
Eve FairbanksPlate Preparation and Scanning
Elaine JoubertPlate Preparation and Scanning
Project Alumni
Alison DoaneHCO - Plate Stacks Curator
Sumin TangPhotometry
Mathieu ServillatPhotometry
George MillerGraduate Student - Transient Search
Bill WeirWPI - Machinist
John BlomquistMachinist
Michael Shaw2006 Summer Intern
Bruce BergerSoftware
Tom CalderwoodSoftware
Adam AtanasSoftware
Tracy McGinnisHCO - Assistant Curator
Jaime PepperHCO - Assistant Curator
David SliskiHCO - Assistant Curator
Lora StoianovaHCO - Assistant Curator
Ramy ImamLab Assistant/Engineer
Tony LoweHardware
Matthew De La OssaEngineer
Matthew GordonStudent Volunteer
Silas LaycockPhotometry
Charles SteinhardtGraduate Student - Database
Phyllis Van DynePlate Preparation
Adrián ArteagaPlate Preparation and Scanning
Andrew FlesherPlate Preparation and Scanning
John LeonelliPlate Scanning
Hannah SharafianPlate Preparation and scanning
Christopher H. NaglePlate Preparation and Scanning
William ToomeyPlate Scanning
Carl HeinrichPlate Scanning
Bill RobinsonSoftware
Robert O'DayPlate Scanning
Julia HardyPlate Scanning
Ted BlankLogbook Transcription
Melanie GibsonLogbook Transcription
Jeremy AtkinsPlate Preparation
Joan HaglerPlate Scanning
John MessierCabinet maker
Monika FrerkPlate Preparation
Nathan PakPlate Preparation and Scanning
Matthew YoungPlate Preparation and Scanning
Bryan BrzyckiPlate Preparation and Scanning
Nicholas JamesPlate Preparation and Scanning
Alexander RichardsPlate Preparation and Scanning
Carlos GonzalezPlate Preparation and Scanning
Brigid HoganPlate Preparation and Scanning
Jeffrey HolmanPlate Preparation and Scanning
Ava ViolichPlate Preparation and Scanning
Kate EdringtonPlate Preparation and Scanning
Vitor Gonzagade FreitasPlate Preparation and Scanning
Marie AnandPlate Preparation and Scanning
Ashley MillerPlate Preparation and Scanning
Jacob SlutskyPlate Preparation and Scanning
Karen DrozPlate Preparation and Scanning
Holly LeungPlate Preparation and Scanning
Casper DehnaviPlate Preparation and Scanning
Heather BorrebachPlate Preparation and Scanning
Ally CampbellPlate Preparation and Scanning
Ellen RulloPlate Preparation and Scanning
Denia LaraPlate Preparation and Scanning
Monica HabernyPlate Preparation and Scanning
Philip LevinePlate Preparation and Scanning
Kala BrzezinskiPlate Preparation and Scanning
Alisia TruePlate Preparation and Scanning
Nicolette ArchambaultFlood Recovery
Siena ContiFlood Recovery
Anna CoppelmanFlood Recovery
Jim OstiguyLogbook Transcription Processing
Fiona Power Ozyurtcuratorial intern
Thomas RhinesHCO 2013/2014/2015 Summer Intern
Nicholas JamesHCO 2015 Summer Intern
Alexander RichardsHCO 2015 Summer Intern
Bryan BrzyckiHCO 2015 Summer Intern
Emma SantelmannHCO 2014 Summer Assistant
Henri Garrison-DesanyHCO 2014 Summer Assistant
Chris MerchantzHCO 2014 Summer Assistant
Sarah WardHCO 2014 Summer Assistant
Shahd LabibHCO 2014 Summer Assistant
James FaleseHCO 2012-2014 Summer Intern
Ryan CorneliusHCO 2014 Summer Intern
Hannah ArabadjisHCO 2014 Summer Intern
Omar El NahasHCO 2014 Summer Intern
Emily ZhangHCO 2011 Summer Assistant
Brian ClausHCO 2011 Summer Assistant
Steve HombergStudent Programmer
Bianca HombergStudent Programmer
Preetham Chippada2012 Summer Intern
Esteniol Maitre2012 Summer Intern
Jaimie RyanHCO 2012 Summer Assistant
Tyreke WhiteHCO 2012 Summer Assistant
Hannah AlpertHCO 2012 Summer Assistant
Dylan TeagueHCO 2013 Summer Assistant
Timothy ChungHCO 2013 Summer Assistant
Kent ChanHCO 2013 Summer Assistant
Ellery Buntell2013 Summer Intern
Nick Bealo2013 Summer Intern
Sandy El MoghaziHCO 2013 Summer Assistant

We appreciate the efforts of the logbook transcribers at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the Astronomical League, the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, and through the Smithsonian Transcription Center. The AMNH effort is led by Dr. Michael Shara, Curator, Dept. of Astrophysics, Christine Davis and formerly by Holly Barton. Their team includes the following volunteers: Dave Krystel, Frank Piscitelli, Jane Wolff, Joseph Doherty, Michael Hamburg, Trudy Reitz, and Veronika Lea Kelly . Past contributors are Andrew Epstein, Aryeh Baruch, Barry Chin, Ian McManus, Kenneth Cunningham, Larry Furtsch, Lika Levi, Malcolm McLain, Michael Groysman, Michael Yohe, Nicole Steadman, Peter Lachman, Peter Marsh, Steve Goscinski, and Valerie Thaler.
The top contributors via the Smithsonian Transcription Center website include Mark Phillips, Russell Martin, Dana Boomer, Cindy Wano, Michelle Marshall, Patricia Cox, Mario Marani, Meghan Ferriter, Al Lamperti, Erin Trakel, Angela Reeves, Siobhan Leachman, and a number of anonymous individuals.
Participants from the Astronomical League are Albert Lamperti, Jerry Koenig, Jonathan Wheeler, Jon Wheeler , Mike Hotka, Grady Boyce, Anthony Cao, and Kris Huntler; and from the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston, Nina Craven.

Celebration of the 350,000th scanned plate on May 30, 2019. Left Image: Helen Driscoll, Anne Callahan, Olivia Ambo, Melena Hogan. Right Image: Left to Right: Helen Driscoll, Olivia Ambo, Ed Los, Jamison Cloud, and Melena Hogan.

DASCH team, May 2018. Rooftop Image: Josh Grindlay, Ed Los, Bob Simcoe, Anna Coppelman, Melena Hogan, Tony Lowe, Lindsay Smith Zrull, Anne Callahan, Ray Kenison, Jamison Cloud, Mollie Tobin, Steve Siok and Kala Brzezinski. Image in Stacks: Back row: Tony Lowe, Melena Hogan, Lauren Klotzman, Grace Johnson-DeBaufre, Sarah Lavalee. Front row: Anne Callahan, Monica Haberny, Fiona Powers Ozyurt. Image at Clark Refractor: Olivia Ambo and Alisia True Not pictured: Denia Lara, Chase Green.

Celebration of the 300,000th scanned plate on October 24, 2018. Left Image: Helen Driscoll preparing to scan the 300,000th plate. Right Image: Left to Right: Lindsay Smith Zrull, Anne Callahan, Grace Johnson-DeBaufre, and Helen Driscoll. Picture by Lindsay Smith Zrull.

DASCH team, May 2017 . Left Image:Bottom to top. Stairway rail: Steve Siok, Mollie Tobin, Anne Callahan, Holly Leung, Phil Levine. Center of stairway: Josh Grindlay, Ally Campbell,Lindsay Smith Zrull, Tony Lowe. Stairway wall: Chase Green, Nicolette Archambault, Ray Kenison, Jamison Cloud, and Edward Los. Right Image:Left to right: Sarah Lavallee, Ellen Rullo, Karen Droz, Jacob Slutsky and Anna Coppelman. Not pictured: Alisia True, Heather Borrebach, Anna Coppelman, Sienna Conti, and Bob Simcoe.

Celebration of the 200,000th scanned plate on September 7, 2017. Left to Right: Jacob Slutsky, Jamison Cloud, Mollie Tobin, Anne Callahan. Picture by Lindsay Smith Zrull.

DASCH team, August 2016 . Left to right: Front row: Lindsay Smith, and Marie Anand; rear rows: Richard Teague, Robert Simcoe, Ray Kennison, Steve Siok, Jeffrey Holman, Josh Grindlay, Edward Los, and Christopher H. Nagle.

DASCH scanning team, September 2015 . Left to right: Front row: Rami El Adli, Lindsay Smith, Alison Doane, Steve Siok, Robert Simcoe, Rear row: Adrián Arteaga, Ray Kennison, Jeffrey Holman, Edward Los and Christopher H. Nagle.

Celebration of the 100,000th scanned plate on April 7, 2015. Left to right: Ramy Imam and Lindsay Smith preparing to scan the the 100,000th plate. Front Row: Josh Grindlay, Robert Simcoe, Lindsay Smith, Alison Doane, Rear Row: Ramy Imam, Edward Los, Jessica Mink.

DASCH team gathering, July 2014 . Left to right: Robert Simcoe, Edward Los, Ellie Simcoe, Josh Grindlay, Alison Doane, Rami El Adli, Sarah Ward, Chris Merchantz, Shahd Labib, Emma Santelmann, Richard Teague, Lindsay Smith, George Miller, Lora Stoianova, Thomas Rhines, Ray Kennison, David Sliski, and Alan Sliski. Not shown: Steve Siok, Nathan Pak, Jeffrey Holman, Timothy Chung, Henri Garrison-Desany, Ryan Cornelius, James P Falese, Hannah Arabadjis, and Jim Ostiguy.

DASCH team gathering, July 2013 . Top Row left to right: Ellie Simcoe, Robert Simcoe, Edward Los, Josh Grindlay, George Miller, Alan Sliski, Ellery Buntell, and David Sliski. Bottom row: Thomas Rhines, Rami El Adli, Kent Chan, Jamie Pepper, and Sandy El Moghazi. Not shown: Tim Chung, James Falese, and Nick Bealo.

The DASCH 2012 summer staff for prepared and scanned over 9,000 plates from June 1 to September 1. Top row: Esteniol Maitre, Ramy El Adli, and Jaimie Ryan. Middle row: Hannah Alpert and Tyreke White. Bottom row: Alison Doane, Jaime Pepper and David Sliski. Not shown: James Falese, Preetham Chippada, and Joan Hagler.

DASCH team meeting in December, 2011. Standing, left to right: Josh Grindlay, Mathieu Servillat, Steve Siok. Seated: Jim Ostiguy, David Sliski, Ray Kennison, Jamie Pepper, Alison Doane, Bob Simcoe, Edward Los, and Sumin Tang.