Howard Alan Smith

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Howard Alan Smith, PhD., is a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,[1] and is the former chair of the astronomy department at Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

A well-known research scientist with several hundred scholarly publications, he served as a visiting astronomer at NASA headquarters. He was co-investigator of Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO) discovery of a stellar laser at MWC 349.[2]

Active in public education, he has been recognized by Harvard for excellence in teaching. He is a traditional, observant Jew, and has lectured on cosmology and Kabbalah for over twenty years.

He taught a cosmology telecourse for Our Learning Company.[3]

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