Ronald A. Parise


Born May 24, 1951, in Warren, Ohio. Passed away May 9, 2008.


Received his bachelor of science degree in physics, with minors in mathematics, astronomy, and geology, Youngstown State University, Ohio, 1973; and a master of science degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in astronomy, University of Florida, 1977 and 1979, respectively.


Dr. Parise is a senior scientist in the Science Programs Department, Computer Sciences Corporation, in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a member of the research team for the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, one of the instruments that flew on STS-35 and STS-67 as part of the Astro payload.


American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Life Member of the Association of Space Explorers, International Astronomical Union, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi.


Dr. Parise has been involved in flight hardware development, electronic system design, and mission planning activities for the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope project. He has studied the circumsteller material in binary star systems and is currently studying the evolutionary status of stars in globular clusters. He has logged over 615 hours in space as a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-35 and the Space Shuttle Endeavor for STS-67 missions.


ASE Collectibles with Ron Parise's signature:


VIII Congress, IX Congress, XI Congress,
XII Congress, XIII Congress, XIV Congress, XVIII Congress



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