Laura M McDonald

Laura M McDonald

  • 301.286.7242 | 301.286.1215
  • Mail Code: 660.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Brief Bio

    Laura McDonald has over 15 years of experience as a programmer most recently in astrophysics applications. She is currently webmaster for two scientific websites, Browse and SkyView. These projects require that she develop user interfaces, applications and tools written in Perl, IDL, JavaScript, Java, Unix shell and HTML. Ms. McDonald also has experience in satellite instrument operations.


    M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
    B.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland University College
    B.A., Astronomy/Physics, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA


    "SkyView: A Decade with the Virtual Telescope", American Astronomical Society Meeting, January 2003, poster paper presentation, coauthor

    "The use of Distributed Object Technologies in SkyView", Applied Information Systems Research Program 1999 Workshop, Boulder, CO, September 1999, presentation

    "The Third EGRET Catalog of High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources", Astrophysical Journal Supplement, July 1999, coauthor.

    "GRO/EGRET Data Analysis Software," Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-4, 1992, coauthor, poster paper presentation

    "Development of SKYMAP, an IDL Interface,"GSFC IDL User's Group Meeting, GSFC, October 14, 1992., presentation

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