Roger Angel

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James Roger Prior Angel (born February 7, 1941 in St. Helens, Lancashire, England[1]) is a British-born American astronomer, and is Regents Professor and Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.[2][3]


He graduated from St Peter's College, Oxford, with a BA, in 1963, from California Institute of Technology, with an MA in 1966, and from the University of Oxford, with a D Phil, in 1967.[citation needed]

Career and research[edit]

He has taught at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990.[4]

On August 23, 2012, Angel and his inventions were the subject of a story on NPR's Morning Edition.[5]



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  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Telescope Innovator Shines His Genius On New Fields by Joe Palca |
  6. ^ "Fellowships Reward Bright Stars", Associated Press, The Free Lance-Star, Terri Likens, June 19, 1996
  7. ^ "J. Roger P. Angel - Lightweight Mirrors for Astronomical Telescopes". National Inventors Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 4, 2016.