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Sean E. Urban

US Naval Observatory

Sean E. Urban graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in astronomy in 1984. In 1985, he was hired as a staff astronomer in the Astrometry Department of the US Naval Observatory, where he eventually rose to Chief of the Cataloging and Requirements Division. In 2004, he became Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office of the US Naval Observatory, a position that he holds today. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles, most on positional astronomy. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Division of Dynamical Astronomy, and the International Astronomical Union’s Division I (Fundamental Astronomy), Commission 4 (Ephemerides), and Commission 8 (Astrometry).


Books by Sean E. Urban

Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, 3rd Edition
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