Paul W. Hodge

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Paul W. Hodge (born 1934) is an American astronomer.

He was born in Washington. He earned an undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale and a doctorate in Astronomy from Harvard. In 1965 he and George Wallerstein created the astronomy department at the University of Washington,[1] and he has been a professor there ever since. He was the Editor of the Astronomical Journal from 1984-2004. His recent research has focused on the star formation properties of nearby galaxies including the Andromeda Galaxy. His research into Barnard's Galaxy resulted in his 1977 paper wherein he identified 16 star forming H II regions, which have designations Hodge 1 to Hodge 16.[2]

List of works[edit]

  • The Large Magellanic Cloud (with F. Wright), Smithsonian Institution Press, 1965
  • Solar System Astrophysics (with J. Brandt), Freeman, 1965
  • Galaxies and Cosmology, McGraw-Hill, 1966
  • Concepts of the Universe, McGraw-Hill, 1969
  • The Revolution in Astronomy, Holiday House, 1970
  • Concepts of Contemporary Astronomy, McGraw-Hill, 1974
  • The Universe of Galaxies (Editor), Scientific American, 1974
  • The Small Magellanic Cloud (with F. Wright), University of Washington Press, 1977
  • Atlas of the Andromeda Galaxy, University of Washington Press, 1981
  • Interplanetary Dust, Gordon and Breach, 1984
  • Galaxies, Harvard University Press, 1986
  • The Andromeda Galaxy, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992
  • Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth, Cambridge University Press, 1994
  • Higher Than Everest, Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • An Atlas of Local Group Galaxies (with B. Skelton and J. Ashizawa), Springer Verlag, 2002
  • Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier (with W. Waller), Harvard University Press, 2003
  • The Spiral Galaxy M33, Springer Verlag, 2012


  1. ^ Stricherz, Vince (30 September 1998). "Theodor Jacobsen: a century of stargazing". University of Washington. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The structure and content of NGC 6822.". Retrieved 9 July 2010.