Brian W. Taylor, M.S.

1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
E-mail: Brian.Taylor at Lowell.Edu


Master of Science, Physics
University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma 73019.

Bachelor of Science, Astrophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019.

Accounting and Computer Engineering, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma 74701.

Employment History:

April 1998 - Present
Instrument Specialist,
Lowell Observatory,Flagstaff, Az.

Oct. 1994 - April 1998
Support Scientist,
National Undergraduate Research Observatory
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Az.
Systems Administrator,
Dept. Physics and Astronomy,
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Az.

Jul. 1993
Teaching Assistant,
University of Oklahoma Summer Scholars program,
Norman, Ok.

Jan. 1992-May 1992
Teaching Assistant,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK .



KEPLER: Design and Implementation of the Acquisition
System for the KEPLER Mission feasibility study.

LOIS: Development of the Lowell Observatory Instrumentation System for Lowell Observatory.

MAGELLAN: Provided software integration support for the MIT
Magic Camera that was used for the commissioning of Magellan I.

SOFIA: Member of the Mission Control Software Working Group for SOFIA Currently committed to MCS integration testing, functional testing and performances testing of SOFIA

Past of Note:

AT200 Linux Device Driver: Completed a Linux device driver for the
Photometrics AT200 controller.

SDSU GENII: Contributed design improvements for the SDSU
GenII PCI Solaris device driver.

Port of ICE to LINUX: Completed a port of the IRAF control environment to the LINUX operating system.


American Alpine Club, 2002-present)
American Astronomical Society Junior Member(1992-1995).
American Physics Society, Member (1990-1994).
Lambda Chi Delta, Alumni Member.
Society for Physics Students, Member (1990-1994).
SPIE, Member (1994-1995, 1999-present)


Master of Science Thesis: Standard Isophotal Diameters Of Spiral Galaxies From Blue CCD Surface Photometry


Dunham, E W et al, PSST: The Planet Search Survey Telescope,
The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume
116, Issue 825, November 2004

Elliot, J. L. et al, The recent expansion of Pluto's atmosphere,
Nature, Volume 424, Issue 6945, July 2003

Romanishin,W., et al The Galaxy Component and Nuclear Flux
Measurements of NGC 5548 from Direct Imaging, Astrophysical
Journal, 428, September 1994.

Marschall, L., et al Light Curve for HD 197010, International Bulletin
For Variable Stars July 1991.

Romanishin, W., et al Timing Corrections of UxUma, International
Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry Communication, No.
56, September, 1993.


D.P. Clemens et al, Galactic Plane Infrared Polarization Survey:
Calibration and Pilot Surveys, American Astronomical Society
Meeting, January 2006

D.P. Clemens et al, First Light for Mimir, a Near-Infrared Wide-Field Imager, Spectrometer, and Polarimeter for the Perkins Telescope,
American Astronomical Society Meeting 205

Taylor, B.W. et al, Performance of the Lowell Observatory
Instrumentation System, SPIE June 2004

Elliot, J. L. et al, Pluto Occultation of P131.1 in 2002 August: Overview
of Observations and Infrared Results, American Astronomical Society
Meeting 201

Person, M. J. et al, Examination of Pluto's Atmospheric Figure with the
P131.1 Stellar Occultation, American Astronomical Society Meeting

Buie, M. W. et al, Changes in Pluto's Atmosphere Revealed by the
P126A Occultation, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #34

Taylor,B.W. et al LOIS - Lowell Observatory Instrumentation System: A modular control system for astronomical instrumentation. SPIE March 2000.

Dunham et al, HOPI- A High-speed Occultation Photometer and Imager for SOFIA. SPIE March 2000.

Dunham et al, A High-Speed Occultation Photometer and Imager for
SOFIA, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #30, 1998

Taylor, B.W and K. Eastwood. ICE, LINUX and the National Undergraduate Research Observatory. 191th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 1998.

McFarland, K. L. et al, Photometry of Three Fields in the Orion Nebula Cluster, 191st AAS Meeting

Tryka, K.A. and B. Taylor Visual CCD observations of Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2). Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 28, 1088, 1996.

Lamkin, M., et al Time Correction for the Minimum of the Binary System UxUma, Presented at The Mid-American Regional Astronomy Conference, March 1992.

Nations, H., et al A Photometric and Spectroscopic Study of the Near Contact Binary HD 197010, 179th Meeting of the A.A.S., January 1992.

Taylor, B., et al Surface Photometry of Intrinsically Large Spiral Galaxies, 180th Meeting of the A.A.S., June 1992.


Taylor, B., et al A Photometric Study of Binary Stars,
Presented at the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences Meeting, Nov. 1992.

Taylor, B., et al A Photometric Study of the Binary Star 1E2038, Presented at the 1st annual N.A.S.A./ Arizona Space Grant Fellowship Meeting, Mar. 1992.

Computer Languages and Applications:

Programming Languages:

C,Java, Fortran, Assembly, DSP Assembly.


IDL, IRAF, NetBeans IDE, Sun Studio 11, GNU Auto
Generation Tools, and some SolidWorks.


Using IRAF for Data Reduction and Analysis, conducted two day
workshop for three students from the NURO consortium. Funded by
the NASA/Arizona Space Grant, July 1997.


Artscans Studio, Inc
David Coons
11924 W. Jefferson Bl., Culver City, CA 90230

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dept of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science
77 Massachuetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Kalvi Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
77 Massachuetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Professional References:

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