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Hynek, J. Allen (Joseph Allen), 1910-1986

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Personal name headingHynek, J. Allen (Joseph Allen), 1910-1986
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Variant(s)Hynek, Joseph Allen, 1910-1986
Hynek, J. A. (Joseph Allen), 1910-1986
Other standard no.0000000109280019
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1910-05-01
Death date1986-04-27
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
AffiliationProject Blue Book (U.S.)
Profession or occupationCollege teachers Consultants
University and college faculty members
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Found inLCCN 36-14007: His A quantitative study of certain phases of F-type spectra, 1935 (hdg.: Hynek, Joseph Allen, 1910- ; usage: Joseph Allen Hynek)
LC data base, 1-9-87 (hdg.: Hynek, Joseph Allen, 1910- ; usage: J. Allen Hynek; variant: J.A. Hynek)
New York Times, May 1, 1986: p. D27 (d. Apr. 27)
Edge of reality, 1975: t.p. (J. Allen Hynek) ; cover, page 4 (professor of astronomy at Northwestern University; astronomical consultant to United States Air Force investigators)
Northwestern University Library Archival and Manuscript Collections finding aid, July 15, 2016 (J. Allen Hynek; led the Northwestern University Astronomy Department into the Space Age and became the nation's foremost expert on unidentified flying objects (UFOs); Josef Allen Hynek was born May 1, 1910 in Chicago; attended the University of Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1931); as a graduate student he spent four years at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin; received his Ph.D. in 1935; consultant for Air Force's Project Blue Book and the Air Force's project at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio)
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925), May 10, 2021: page 37, in A Reporter at Large article entitled, "The U.F.O. Papers" (The government maintained one public repository for U.F.O. reports: Project Blue Book, a continuation of Project Sign, which operated out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio; the program's only continuous presence, and its only in-house scientist, was an Ohio State astronomer named J. Allen Hynek, a U.F.O. skeptic and a former member of the Robertson panel; in 1972, Hynek published "The UFO Experience: A scientific enquiry," a scathing postmortem on [Project] Blue Book and the [1968] Condon Report, and a blueprint for systematic research)
Associated languageeng