Jeffrey Hayes

Jeffrey Hayes
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Currently, Discipline Scientist in the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA HQ, with duties to oversee all of operating missions as the Program Executive. I also look after the data archives, the GI program, and am the E/PO lead for the division. I have been at NASA HQ for ~8.5 years.

Previous responsibilities at NASA HQ included scientist and executive for the Hubble, Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, GALEX, and FUSE. I also had oversight into the astrophysical data archives and the National Virtual Observatory initiative being funded by NASA and the NSF. Also ran the ADP grants program.

Previous experience as a team lead on the NPOESS satellite software group while with Raytheon Corp at GSFC; faculty at New Mexico State University, and concurrently resident astronomer working on the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey (SDSS) in Sunspot NM. Was an Instrument Scientist on the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Faint Object Spectrograph (FOC) teams on the HST at STScI in Baltimore MD. Previously worked on the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) in the Guide Stars Catalogue group at STScI.

Post-doctoral work at the Universite de Montreal and Rutgers University. PhD Degree work at University of Maine, in Orono, MSc from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, and a BSc in physics from Carleton University in Ottawa. Visiting Scientist at Fermilab, and user of the VLA, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Lowell Observatory, as well as HST, and the APO 3.5m in Sunspot NM.

Have taught at Carleton University, the University of Maine, Rutgers University, as well as Loyola College in Baltimore. Currently adjunct faculty at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

On a more personal level, I was born during the IGY in Ottawa, Ontario, and after a number of (mis)adventures, ended up a physicist doing astronomy as opposed to a paleontologist. I have 4 children (3 daughters and a son - not in that order), all of whom are self-supporting.

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Heliophysics
My SMD Projects:

All operational Heliophysics missions

All operational Astrophysics missions

My Professional Societies:

RAS (London) as a Fellow

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Numerous in AJ, ApJ, and editor of various conference proceedings and symposia. Also, co-author on the digitized sky survey currently hosted on MAST at STScI.