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|Born||22 November 1943|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Institutions||University of Manchester|
Morison was born in Felpham, England. He attended Chichester High School before going on to study Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Hertford College, University of Oxford. He lives in Macclesfield, England with his wife Judy.
Career and recognition
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Morison joined the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory as a research student in 1965 before becoming a staff member in 1970. Initially working on data acquisition systems for the observatory's own instruments including the Lovell and Mk II radio telescopes, he went on to play a key role in the development of MERLIN, an array of radio telescopes with a resolution in the radio spectrum comparable to that of the Hubble Space Telescope in the optical.
On 1 August 2007 Morison was appointed as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy, a position previously held by Christopher Wren. He followed John D. Barrow and preceded Carolin Crawford. In this role he delivered a series of 25 public lectures on astronomy and astrophysics. The four-year period of Gresham Professorship came to an end in August 2011.
Association with Astronomical Societies
Morison is a founding member and now patron of Macclesfield Astronomical Society. He is a council member and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy and patron of Ewell Astronomical Society.
- Davis, R. J.; et al. (1975). "Observations of A0620—00 at 962 and 151 MHz". Nature. Nature. 257 (5528): 659. Bibcode:1975Natur.257..659D. doi:10.1038/257659a0.
- Davies, J. G.; et al. (1980). "The Jodrell Bank radio-linked interferometer network". Nature. Nature. 288 (5786): 64–66. Bibcode:1980Natur.288...64D. doi:10.1038/288064a0.
- Lonsdale, C. J.; Morison, I (1980). "Rotationally symmetric structure in two extragalactic radio sources". Nature. Nature. 288 (5786): 66–69. Bibcode:1980Natur.288...66L. doi:10.1038/288066a0.
- Lyne, A. G.; Morison, I (2017). "The Lovell Telescope and its role in pulsar astronomy". Nature Astronomy. Volume 1 835–840
- Astronomy (2004, w. Margaret Penston) ISBN 978-1-843-30451-7
- Pocket Guide to Stars and Planets (2005, w. Margaret Penston) ISBN 978-1-845-37025-1
- Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology (2008) ISBN 978-0-470-03334-0
- An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens (2014) ISBN 978-1-107-61960-9
- A Journey through the Universe: Gresham Lectures on Astronomy (2014) ISBN 978-1-107-07346-3
- The Art of Astrophotography (2017) ISBN 978-1-316-61841-7
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- List of Astronomy Professors on the Gresham College website
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- Full list of Gresham College lectures delivered by Professor Morison, available from the Gresham College website (accessed 19 November 2013)
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- The Night Sky - Jodrell Bank Observatory's monthly guide to the moon, stars and planets compiled by Ian Morison