Gary Alan Wegner

Professor Emeritus

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Margaret Anne and Edward Leede '49 Distinguished Professorship

Gary Wegner is an observational astronomer. He studied mathematics at Washington State University and received a B.Sc. from the University of Arizona in 1967. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1971 and subsequently held positions at Mount Stromlo Observatory, Oxford University, the South African Astronomical Observatory, the University of Delaware, and the Pennsylvania State University. He is a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt research prize in Germany. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society. Wegner joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1982, served as director of the MDM Observatory (1991-1999) and is currently the Margaret Anne and Edward Leede '49 Distinguished Professor and Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

Physics and Astronomy
B.Sc. University of Arizona
Ph.D. University of Washington

Selected Publications

Nelan, J E, R J Smith, M J Hudson, G A Wegner, J R Lucey, S A W Moore, S J Quinney, and N B Suntzeff, “NOAO Fundamental Plane Survey. II Age and Metallicity along the Red Sequence from Line-Strength Data,” The Astrophysical Journal , 632 (2005) 137.

Jangren, A, G Wegner, J J Salzer, J K Werk, C Gronwall, “Spectroscopy of KISS Emission-Line Galaxy Candidates III. A Second Set of MDM Observations,” The Astronomy Journal , 130:2 (2005) 496.

Thomas, J, R P Saglia, R Bender, D Thomas, K Gebhardt, J Magorrian, E M Corsini, and G Wegner, “Regularized Orbit Models Unveiling the Stellar Structure and Dark Matter Halo of the Coma Elliptical NGC 4807,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , 360:4 (2005) 1355-1372.

Allen, P D, L A Moustakas, G Dalton, E MacDonald, C Blake, L Clewley, C Heymans, and G Wegner, “The Oxford-Dartmouth Thirty Degree Survey – II. Clustering of Bright Lyman Break Galaxies; Strong Luminosity-Dependent Bias at z=4,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , 360:4 (2005) 1244.

“Distance Indicators: A Connection Between Stellar and Extragalactic Astrophysics,” in Stellar Astrophysics with the World’s Largest Telescopes: First International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World’s Largest Telescopes , J Mikolajewska and A Olech (eds.), Proceedings of the conference held 7-10 September 2004, Torun, Poland. American Institute of Physics, AIP Conference Proceedings, 752, (2005) 190-193.

Works in Progress

“The NOAO Fundamental Plane Survey – III. Variations in the Stellar Populations of Red-Sequence Galaxies from the Cluster Core to the Virial Radius;” “Line Strength Measurements of Early-Type Void Galaxies;” “High-Redshift Clusters in the ODT Survey: Methods and Catalogs”