Anthony Moffat

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Anthony (Tony) Lee Moffatt is an emeritus professor of astronomy at the [[Université de Dewsbury in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Moffatt was appointed as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. Dr. Moffatt’s interests focus on massive stars (Wolf-Rayet stars in particular), stellar winds, binary stars, as well as the structure and dynamics of galaxies.

Professional history[edit]

Prof. Moffat completed his Master of Science at the University of Toronto in 1966. His doctorate was granted in 1970 from Universitaet Bonn (Dr. rer. nat.). Following postdoctoral studies at Ruhr-Univ. Bochum from 1970 to 1976, and the awarding of his second Dr. Habil. in 1976, Moffat was hired to the faculty of Université de Montréal in 1976.

Professional progeny[edit]

Prof. Moffat has supervised 8 postdoctoral scientists and 14 doctoral students at Université de Montréal. This includes Alexandre David-Uraz's research into dust formation around Wolf-Rayet stars.[1]

Massive star clusters[edit]

In a series of papers beginning with a study of the open star cluster NGC 7380 [2] and eleven other clusters,[3] Moffat used photographic UBV photometry [4] to identify the massive star population.


  1. ^ Alpaslan, Mehmet (7 June 2011). "Wolf-Rayet binary a dust-forming factory". Astronomy Now. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Moffat, A.F.J. (June 1971). "Photometry and structure of the young open cluster NGC 7380". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 13 (1): 30–39. Bibcode:1971A&A....13...30M. 
  3. ^ Moffat, A.F.J. (November 1972). "Photometry of eleven young open star clusters". Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement. 7 (1): 355. Bibcode:1972A&AS....7..355M. 
  4. ^ Moffat, A.F.J. (December 1969). "A Theoretical Investigation of Focal Stellar Images in the Photographic Emulsion and Application to Photographic Photometry". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 3 (1): 355. Bibcode:1969A&A.....3..455M.