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Massimo Robberto

Massimo Robberto

(Space Telescope Science Institute/European Space Agency)

I am an Astronomer at the Space Telescopes Division of the European Space Agency. I am currently appointed to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to work within the Instrument Division as Instrument Scientist for the Wide Field Camera 3. I am an expert on Infrared instrumentation, and my main research interest is Star Formation, the Orion Nebula in particular. Currently, my main scientific projects are: (1) AMICO (ACS Multicolor Imaging of the Cluster in Orion). I am Principal Investigator of a Treasury program awarded with 104 orbits of HST time in Cycle 13 for the study of the Orion Nebula Cluster; and (2) the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF). I am leading the team working on the NICMOS parallel observations. These are the deepest images ever obtained of the Universe at near-Infrared wavelengths.


Other members of the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Legacy Team are:

Dr. C. Robert O'Dell (Vanderbilt University)

Dr. Lynne A. Hillenbrand (Caltech)

Dr. Michael Simon (SUNY Stony Brook)

Dr. Peter McCullough (STScI)

Mr. John Krist (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Dr. Francesco Palla (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri)

Dr. Martino Romaniello (ESO – Germany)

Dr. Joan Najita (NOAO/AURA)

Prof. Eric D. Feigelson (The Pennsylvania State University)

Mr. Russel Makidon (STScI)

Dr. John Stauffer (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Prof. Nino Panagia (STScI)

Dr. I. Neill Reid (STScI)

Dr. David R. Soderblom (STScI)

Dr. Keivan G. Stassun (Vanderbilt University)

Mr. Eddie Bergeron (STScI)