Director of College of Science Observatory
Employer: George Mason University Primary Research: Astrophysics Science Education Science Policy
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office: 216 Research Hall Phone: 703.993.1276
Office Hours: ASTR 103: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30–11:30 PM or by appointment. ASTR 302: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00–4:00 PM or by appointment.
Personal Website: http://physics.gmu.edu/~hgeller/
Other Websites: http://observatory.onmason.com/
Current Research Interests
He has multifaceted experience including computer-based systems for GIS (SAIC), remote sensing systems, scientific research and development, CD-ROM multimedia (Consortium for International Earth Science Information Networks), World Wide Web sites, artificial neural network applications (SAIC), microprocessor applications (Defense Systems), computer simulation and modeling, analog and digital electronics subsystems, requirements analysis, tests and evaluation (SAIC), and computer-aided design and engineering (Grumman Aerospace Corporation
HNRT: 228 Astrobiology
HNRT 228: Energy and the Environment
ASTR 390: Astrobiology Topics
ASTR 103 ::
ASTR 111 ::
ASTR 113 ::
ASTR 114: Resources
The Galaxy Zoo
ASTR 113c01 ::
ASTR 113c02 ::
ASTR 113c03 ::
ASTR 402 ::
Doctor of Arts, Education
GeorgeMasonUniversity, Fairfax, Virginia
Master of Arts, Astronomy and Informatics
GeorgeMasonUniversity, Fairfax, Virginia
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
University of the State of New York, Albany, New York.
Associate of Science, Science
Northern VirginiaCommunity College, Annandale, Virginia.
Recent Grants Participated as PI
- Arlington Public Schools: Assessment of Arlington Planetarium; 2009. Awarded: $5,129.
- Trends and Findings of Public Opinion Data Regarding Space Exploration, 2009. Total Budget: $19,241.
Recent Grants Participated as CO-I
- Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), VirginiaDepartment of Education, 2011. Total Budget: $28,445,346 (5-year total).
- Virginia Earth Science Collaborative; Mathematics and Science Partnership, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title II, Part B, Virginia Department of Education (Subaward via Virginia Math and Science Center); 2005-2007. Awarded: $165,381.
- Stars and Splash; No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title II, Part A, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; 2007-2008. Awarded: $97,129.
- Science Explorers; Mathematics and Science Partnership, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title II, Part B, VirginiaDepartment of Education; 2007-2008. Awarded: $241,993.
Recent Public Outreach Programs
- Astrocast.TV Video Podcasts, Science Advisor; Editor; and, Producer. 2008-2010; http://astrocast.tv/
- Astrocast.TV Blog editor and science advisor. 2008-2010; http://astrocast.tv/blog/
- Trustee, 2007-2008, Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC).
Dr. Geller has over 30 years of work experience in industry, government and academia. He has been teaching physics and astronomy for over 15 years in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University (GMU). In 2008 he was awarded the Faculty Member of the Year Award by the GMU Alumni Association, and he published a book on astrobiology curriculum development. Dr. Geller designed, developed, raised funds and oversaw the construction of the GMU observatory, which was completed in 2011 with the installation of a 32-inch diameter Richey Chrétien telescope. He developed a graduate course in astronomy for teachers, offered in the summers of 2006 and 2007, under the sponsorship of the College of Education and Human Development and the Virginia Department of Education. He was a lecturer, operator and weekend manager of the Einstein Planetarium, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, for over five years (1997-2003). He currently operates the GMU StarLab portable planetarium. He was Principal Investigator on a $7.5 million research grant from the Office of Naval Research (1992-1996) managing the development of geographic information systems (GIS) for remediation and restoration studies on Kaho`olawe, Hawaii, and research efforts in the Arctic region. Dr. Geller managed the development of multimedia CD-ROMs for education (K-12) and public outreach. He has over 6 years experience in the development, calibration and characterization of remote sensing systems, and associated science research. Dr. Geller is experienced in CD-ROM multimedia; World Wide Web site development; artificial neural network applications; microprocessor applications; computer simulation and modeling; analog and digital electronics subsystems; requirements analysis, tests and evaluation; and computer-aided design and engineering. Dr. Geller served as a site manager for installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and satellite communications at a military communications center, after training with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He has given public talks and educational demonstrations at grade levels 5 through 14 about astronomy and current research in searching for life on Mars and other topics, especially related to astrobiology.
08/96 - Present: Term Associate Professor, Associate Chair (2006 - 2008), Observatory Director (2006 – present)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Dr. Geller is currently Observatory Director for the College of Science. He was the Associate Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2006 through 2008. He served as department Acting Chair in the summers of 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. He taught laboratory and lecture sections in physics and astronomy. He currently conducts classes in astronomy, astrobiology and integrated sciences. He co-designed the first astrobiology course taught at GMU, within the Honors Program. He maintains numerous course Web sites for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Honors Program. He serves on numerous faculty committees, including the committee tasked to increase the department’s undergraduate enrollment, the committee that established an undergraduate degree in astronomy, and the committee that established the graduate degree program for a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences including a track in astronomy. Geller was awarded a Five-Year Service Award in 2005 and a Ten-Year Service Award in 2010. He was a finalist for the GMU Teacher of the Year Award in 2003, and he won the Faculty Member of the Year award in 2008. He designed, developed and funded the construction of GeorgeMasonUniversity’s new observatory. Dr. Geller developed Astronomy for Teachers, a graduate course for teachers offered in the summers of 2006 and 2007 (with fall semester follow-ups). In 2008 he published a book on the teaching of astrobiology.
5/01 - 8/04: Adjunct Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College
Manassas Campus, Manassas, Virginia
Dr. Geller was adjunct faculty in Natural Sciences, teaching both lectures and laboratory sections of NAS 130 Elements of Astronomy. He utilized computer simulations as well as the limited astronomy equipment, such as a Meade 8" SCT, in the astronomy laboratory sections. He also took students on a field trip to an astronomy observatory and had an amateur astronomer lead the class in a laboratory section demonstrating the actual construction of a small telescope.
10/97 - 4/03: Lecturer and Operator, Einstein Planetarium
National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Dr. Geller was a part-time Lecturer, Operator and Weekend Manager at the Einstein Planetarium. He conducted lectures using the Zeiss VIa planetarium projector to introduce audiences to the nighttime sky, and monitored operations during automated planetarium shows. During his term at the planetarium, he was asked by Smithsonian management to be the interviewee for a Washington Times centerpiece article on the planetarium. He assisted in reviewing planetarium show scripts and helped recruit high-stature speakers for the Smithsonian Institution. Geller ran classes for the Smithsonian Associates in 2000 called Physics and the Universe, for which he recruited a dozen world-recognized scientists as guest speakers over the course of the semester.
07/96 - 08/99: Project Manager, International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Support
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) General Sciences Corporation, Greenbelt, MD
While attached to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) General Sciences Corporation (GSC) subsidiary, Geller was Project Manager for the multimillion-dollar contract with the Mitsubishi Corporation. He also provided systems engineering analysis and design support in developing the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Information System Archive and Analysis Subsystem, the principal point of interaction for Arctic researchers worldwide, which was undertaken for the Japanese National Space Development Agency (NASDA) through its partner Mitsubishi. Geller’s support included deriving system specifications, trade studies, performance modeling and data archival requirements analyses for the facility to be established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Prior to this position at GSC, he provided systems engineering design, development and implementation support for an undisclosed customer’s secure communications server at SAIC's main offices in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. He analyzed network security, Internet firewalls and communications systems for central office control and monitoring of an enterprise network. Geller also provided systems engineering support to customer command and control systems including the Army Global Command and Control System (AGCCS), the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) and the Defense Information Infrastructure (DII) programs.
04/92 - 06/96: Defense Program Coordinator and Manager of Washington Operations
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Geller managed the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network’s (CIESIN) Washington, DC office and served as Deputy Director of Washington Operations. He provided support to the Director of Government and International Programs and the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. He participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract with the Office of the Mission to Planet Earth. Geller was Principal Investigator of a $7M distributed geographic information system (GIS) research grant with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the two major thrusts of which were GIS support of Arctic research in environmental change, and initial studies of alternatives to restore and remediate the island of Kaho`olawe, Hawaii. He also served as Task Manager for the Outreach Task, where he managed the development of a multimedia CD-ROM for educators and other audiences to explain the Arctic’s role in global environmental change and the environmental concerns related to Kaho`olawe Island. Geller served as the Department of Defense (DoD) representative to the Coalition for Earth Science Education (CESE), and chaired special sessions of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for the SERDP Council.
08/92 - 06/95: Part-time Faculty, Department of Physics and Astronomy
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
As part-time faculty in GeorgeMasonUniversity's (GMU) Department of Physics and Astronomy, Geller taught numerous laboratory and recitation sections in physics and astronomy at the undergraduate level.
01/91 - 04/92: Project Manager
Research and Data Systems Corporation, Greenbelt, MD
Geller was Contractor Manager of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Characterization Support Team (MCST) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). He worked with MODIS Science Team (MST) on calibrating and characterizing the MODIS sensor to be flown on NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite platform. He managed the contractor support team of scientists, programmers, analysts and administrative assistants, and was responsible for all aspects of reporting to the Assistant Technical Representative (ATR) and the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR). Geller led an investigation into using artificial neural networks for discriminating within remote sensing imagery of clouds, water and land cover. He also chaired the public relations committee for the Artificial Intelligence conference held at NASA GSFC.
07/88 - 12/90: Senior Systems Engineer
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Vienna, VA
Geller supported the Space Physics Division at NASA Headquarters in managing the division’s $240M budget. He supported analyzing future missions—particularly for feasibility and cost estimation, working with the principal investigators funded by NASA. He supported the effort to establish a Space Physics Data System (SPDS) within NASA’s National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), including establishing the Space Physics Data System Steering Committee. Geller supported a combined Code O and Code S effort at NASA Headquarters to develop a simulation model, concentrating on the data volumes and costs associated with the end-to-end data system for delivering spacecraft information to the Earth Science community. This model was the precursor to the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS). He also served in the Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Information Systems Group of the Advanced Development and Integration Sector, and was Project Manager on a study of foreign technologies and policies in the international commercial space arena. He reviewed and participated in a number of technology assessments for the earliest planning stages of a Mars Telecommunications System (MTS) for the NASA Office of Space Operations (OSO). Geller developed a technical and cost simulation model for decision support in establishing communications policies through the year 2010.
As Systems Engineer on numerous Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) projects, Geller participated in defining information system requirements for the office of the Director for Information Systems Command, Control, Communications and Computers (ODISC4). He conducted data collection interviews with Army personnel to the rank of full colonel, and analyzed alternative software tools to support information mission area planning and the prototype design for the Information Mission Area Resource Center (IMARC). He supported the Army Logistics Program Support Activity (LPSA) in assessing functional and performance requirements of LPSA mainframe computers and developed a plan to implement needed changes and transition to the new environment. He collected requirements data from Army personnel through interviews, and analyzed the impact on current and future system performance of various Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS). Geller analyzed STAMIS assets that the LPSA mainframe computers supported, as well as STAMIS assets that were LPSA-interfaced. LPSA STAMIS support included the Total Army Equipment Distribution Program (TAEDP), Requisition-Validation (REQ-VAL) and the Equipment Release Priority System (ERPS). He analyzed the impact on LPSA mainframe computer performance of interfaces with other STAMIS such as TAADS-R, an Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) STAMIS which provided information to the REQ-VAL database. He also supported the US Air Forces Europe (USAEUR) with developing an Ada tool for rapidly analyzing of information flow and system performance using the multiple transaction, open queuing network model, and developed a cost model for USAEUR to study trade-offs of alternative system upgrade concepts.
11/87 - 06/88: Acting Section Head, CAD/CAE
Space Station Program Support, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Reston, VA
Geller was Team Leader of an effort to establish policies dealing with simulating Space Station Freedom’s on-board computer data and information systems. He was also Team Leader of the software development effort to upgrade a Space Station computer-based analysis and modeling tool. Geller was Team Leader of the throughput analysis study for the Space Station Data Management System (SSDMS), and authored a software configuration management plan for the software development group, as well as a study of data transfer and migration techniques for the NASA Space Station CAD/CAE Working Group. Geller served as engineering representative on the Technical Management Information System (TMIS) Working Group and the Requirements Planning Working Group associated establishing policies for TMIS-related equipment and procedures, including independent computing facilities within the Space Station Freedom Program Office.
05/83-10/87: Systems Engineer and Staff Scientist
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Vienna, VA
Geller contributed to telecommunications engineering and installations plans for an alternate support headquarters (ASH) for the U.S. Army Communications Engineering Command (CECOM). He served as Lead Engineer for the cable subsystem, and Support Engineer for the technical control facility (TCF). He was database administrator for the Informix-based project database management system for both engineering management and materiel management under the auspices of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC). Geller served as Test Engineer in developmental testing and evaluating of a major foreign military communications and message switch center under the auspices of the US Navy Electronic Systems Command (NAVESC). He conducted performance testing and evaluated the minicomputer-based backbone for the Communications, Command and ControlCenter, which led to network upgrades based on the performance analyses and the ability to transfer information in a timely basis. Geller designed, developed and managed a special flashlamp testbed facility for the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), and designed and developed a multiprocessor-based data acquisition and control console for use in conducting experiments using the flashlamp thermal nuclear simulator. He also conducted special tests to determine the effects of thermal radiation from a nuclear weapon detonation.
06/80 - 04/83: Associate Engineer
Defense Systems Incorporated (DSI), McLean, VA
Geller designed and developed hardware and software for microprocessor-based communications and guidance systems for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). He designed and implemented the microprocessor portion of a jam-resistant communications system, including the interface for a microprocessor-based portable communications controller. He also implemented microprocessor codes for signal encryption and signal error detection and correction.
04/78 - 05/80: Senior Electronic Technician, Acting Laboratory Supervisor
Engineering Sciences Corporation (ENSCO), Springfield, VA
As Supervisor of daily operations of the Engineering Research and Development Laboratory in support of the Department of Transportation (DOT) contract, Geller developed and built a number of special automatic location detectors (ALD) for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in analyzing rail gage and strain measurements. He participated in numerous special tests conducted to establish the quality of ride of special test cars, and developed a the cars’ power distribution and monitoring system.
09/77 - 04/78: Engineering Aide
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Washington, DC
Geller was an Engineering Aide for the Engineering Division in support of field agents using state-of-the-art electronic and optical surveillance technologies.
01/75 - 05/76: Research Assistant
Research Foundation of the City University of New York
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
As a Research Assistant, Geller assisted in installing, developing and testing a 3M electron volt (3 MeV) Cockroft-Walton particle accelerator. He designed and built a safety subsystem to prevent or shut down the accelerator’s operation under certain specific conditions. He assisted in operating the accelerator during the initial testing and evaluation period prior to turning over the unit to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York.
01/72 - 12/74: Research Assistant
State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Geller participated in peer-reviewed research in isoenzymology and enzyme kinetics. He studied the nature of false positive results from a clinical enzyme-based technique, leading to explaining the chemical nature of these results, which were interfering in using this technique to study myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism.
Computers: DEC PDP and VAX, Apollo Workstations, Sun Workstations, Silicon Grpahics, Inc. Workstations, PCs - IBM and Apple Mac
Operating Systems: VMS, UNIX, PC DOS, PC Windows, Mac O/S
Applications: MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, JMP, PowerPoint®, Imagine That! by Extend
GIS: ARC/INFO, IDRISI, ERDAS
Languages: FORTRAN, BASIC, C, Ada
Potomac Geophysical Society (PGS): President 2008-2009, 2001-2002, 1995-1996; 1st Vice President 1993-1995, 2000-2001, 2007-2008.
Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (501c3), 1986-present; Board of Trustees, 2007-2008.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member for 25 continuous years.
Association of Community College Educators (ACCE), GeorgeMasonUniversity Chapter, Vice President,
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Mid-Atlantic Planetarian Society (MAPS)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST)
The Analemma Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA): Chair, NVC Public Relations Committee,
1987; Chair, NVC Corporate Liaison Committee, 1988
Honors and Awards
2010 Telly Award, Silver, Excellence in Video Production in Education
2010 Telly Award, Silver, Excellence in Video Production in Information
2010 Telly Award, Silver, Excellence in Video Production in News and News Feature
2010 Telly Award, Silver, Excellence in Video Production in Travel and Tourism
2009 Telly Award, Bronze, Excellence in Video Production in Education.
2009 Telly Award, Bronze, Excellence in Video Production with a Limited Budget.
2010 Cambridge Who’s Who Astronomy Education Professional of the Year
2009 Cambridge Who’s Who.
2008 Faculty Member of the Year Award, GeorgeMasonUniversity Alumni Association.
Individual Impact Award, GeorgeMasonUniversity Honors Program in General Education, 2005
Who’s Who in American Education (2004-2006)
Five-Year Service Award, GeorgeMasonUniversity, 2005
Certificate of Appreciation: Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, 2005
Who’s Who in the World (1999-2012)
Who’s Who in Engineering and Science (1995-2008)
Who’s Who in the East (1995-2005)
Certificate of Appreciation: VirginiaAcademy of Sciences, 2003, 2004, 2005
Certificate of Appreciation: Fairfax County Public Schools, 2003, 2004, 2005
Certificate of Appreciation: ThomasJeffersonHigh School, Mentorship Program, 2004
Certificate of Appreciation: FairfaxCountyPark Authority, 2004
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (1995-2001)
Alumni Achievement Award: University of the State of New York, 1993
Commonwealth Fellow: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 1992-1993
US House of RepresentativesPageSchool: Certificate of Appreciation, 1992
Volunteer Service Award: NASAGoddardSpaceFlightCenter, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
National Space Club: Certificate of Appreciation, 1991
Geller, Harold A. 2013. Beyond Current Law. Free Inquiry, 33(3):18.
Geller, Harold A. 2013. George Mason University Works with Winkler Botanical Preserve on Outreach. Constellation, Spring 2013, Number 1, p. 7.
Geller, Harold A. 2013. George Mason University's Storify account: Currently compiling the Mason Nation Project from @GeorgeMasonU. Dr. Harold Geller AstroBioProf 1-6 April 2013, http://storify.com/GeorgeMasonU/dr-harold-geller-astrobioprof
Geller, Harold A. [Editor] 2013. A Cancer Story: Along the Road to Death by Metastasized Malignant Melanoma. Lulu Press: Raleigh, NC. ISBN 978-1-300-57229-9. Available on Amazon.com.
Geller, Harold, 2012. On Precipitation Levels During Hurricane Sandy. Broadside, Volume 89, Issue 9, p. 3.
Hennig, L.A.A., Bishop, J., Geller, H., Gould, A. and Schatz, D., 2012. Science Standards: The Next Generation; Minimum Astronomy and Space Science Concepts in a K–12 Curriculum. In Connecting People to Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach edited by Joseph B. Jensen, James G. Manning, Michael G. Gibbs, and Doris Daou. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Geller, H., 2012. Astrobiology – The Integrated Science Curriculum. AV Akademikerverlag: Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-39828-1. 2nd edition. Available on Amazon.com.
Geller, H.A., 2012. Book Review. The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe by Close, Frank. AAAS Science Book and Films, 48:3, 73.
Geller, Harold A. [Editor] 2011. This is Your Life Richard B. Geller: Stories Out Of The Life of Richard B. Geller. Lulu Press: Raleigh, NC. ISBN 978-1-257-75445-8
Haque, S, Thiel, C.S., Pletser, V., Rampelotto, P.H., Geller, H., Gott, J.R., Ruff, S.W., Giddings, S., Leitner, J.J. and Firneis, M.G., 2011. Why We Must Go To Mars. In A One Way Mission To Mars: Colonizing the Red Planet edited by Paul Davies and Dirk Schulze-Makuch. Boston: Cosmology Science Publishers.
Geller, Harold A., 2011. From the Pale Blue Dot to the Red Planet: Why Choose to go to Mars? Journal of Cosmology, 13: 4121-4130.
Geller, Harold A., 2010. Stephen Hawking Is Wrong. Earth Would Not Be A Target For Alien Conquest. Journal of Cosmology, 7: 1777-1794.
Geller, H.A. and Frazier, W.M., 2010. Assessing Planetarium Programs for Content and Pedagogy. Planetarian, Journal of the International Planetarium Society. 39(2):9-11,25.
Murphy, E., Geller, H. and Bentley, M., 2009. Virginia Earth Science Collaborative Astronomy Course for Teachers. The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations, 10:67-84.
Geller, H., 2009. Leadership Considerations for Incoming Community College President. ED504026, Washington, DC: EducationResourcesInformationCenter (ERIC).
Geller, H., 2009. Gooey-Gosh: Editorial on Inquiry-Based Method Alternatives. Journal of College Science Teaching, 38:5, 9-10.
Geller, H., 2009. Early Results from South Pole Neutrino Telescope, The Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, 32:136, 6.
Geller, H., 2009. Astronomy Observatories at Mason, The Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, 32:136, 1-3.
Geller, H.A., 2009. Book Review. The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets by Boss, Alan. AAAS Science Book and Films, 45:2, 61.
Geller, H.A., 2008. Book Review. Life on Earth and Beyond: An Astrobiologist's Quest by Turner, Pamela S. AAAS Science Book and Films, 44:6, 225.
Geller, H., 2008. Astrobiology – The Integrated Science Curriculum. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller: Saarbrucken, Germany. Available on Amazon.com.
Geller, H.A., 2008. Book Review. Voyage Through Space by Graham, I. Science Book and Films, 44:2, 67.
Geller, H., 2008. Editorial. Without a Net. Journal of College Science Teaching, 37:4, 8-9.
Geller, H.A., 2008. Book Review. The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them by Schaaf, F. Science Book and Films, 44:1, 20-21.
Geller, H., 2007. Raising Research One. ASIN: B002ACRM84, Lulu Press: Raleigh, North Carolina. Available on Amazon.com.
Geller, H., 2007. Editorial. A Response to Creeping Passivity. Journal of College Science Teaching, 36:7, 7.
Geller, H.A., 2007. Book Review. Why the Sky is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life by Hoeppe, G. Science Book and Films, 43:6, 252.
Geller, H.A., 2007. Book Review. The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them: Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and Other Celestial Wonders by Schaaf, F. Science Book and Films, 43:4, 160.
Geller, H.A., 2007. Book Review. Modern Astronomy: Expanding the Universe by Yount, L. Science Book and Films, 43:3, 114.
Geller, H.A., 2007. Book Review. Science, Society, and the Search for Life in the Universe by Jakosky, B. Science Book and Films, 43:2, 60.
Geller, H. 2005. Astrobiology as an Alternative Integrated Science Curriculum for Higher Education. Dissertation Abstracts International, 66 (02), 540. (Publication Number AAT 3163726)
Geller, H. 2005. Astrobiology as an Alternative Integrated Science Curriculum for the General Science Requirements in Higher Education. In A. Fraknoi and W. Waller (Eds.), Cosmos in the Classroom 2004: A Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy (pp. 231-236). San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Geller, H.A., 2005. Book Review. The View From the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos by Primack, J.R., and Abrams, N.E.. Science Book and Films, 41:4, 160.
Geller, H. 2005. How the Stars Got in the Sky: Part II – The Formation of the Stars. Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, 25(118):1-14.
Geller, H. 2005. How the Stars Got in the Sky: Part I – The Formation of the Universe. Newsletter of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, 25(117):1-9.
Geller, H., 2004. How Far Is It? – The Cosmic Distance Ladder. Amateur Astronomy, 43, p. 20-21.
Geller, H. A., 2004. Book Review: The Transits of Venus by William Sheehan and John Westfall. Science Books and Films, 40:5, p. 210.
Geller, H. A., 2004. Book Review: Exploring Our Solar System by Sally Ride and Tam O’Shaughnessy. Science Books and Films, 39:6, p. 551.
Geller, H. A., 2002. Book Review: The Big Bang Theory: What it is, Where it Came From, and Why It Works by Karen Fox. Science Books and Films, 38:6, p. 551.
Geller, H. A., 2002. Book Review: The Wonder of Cosmic Discoveries by David Levy and Wendee Wallach-Levy. Science Books and Films, 38:5, p. 508.
Geller, H. A., 2002. Book Review: Our Universe: The Thrill of Extragalactic Explorations as Told by Leading Experts edited by Alan Stern. Science Books and Films, 38:2, p. 354.
Geller, Harold A., 2001. A Brief History of Community Colleges and a Personal View of Some Issues (Open Admissions, Occupational Training, and Leadership). Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) no. JC020076.
Geller, Harold A., 2000. Studies on the Correlation between Campus Computing and the Rise in Tuition in Community Colleges. ED445717, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) no. JC000652.
Labeouf, Joanne, and Harold Geller, 2000. Managing Traditional and Non-Traditional Resources in Higher Education: Time Series Analyses for Best Bets. ED446488, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) no. HE033280.
Geller, H., W. C. Burton, J. Donovan, K. Donovan and M. Kafatos, 2000. The Barns at Franklin Park: Alliance of Professionals and Amateurs for the Development of Space and Planetary Science Education and Public Outreach. Eos, 81:19, S58.
Geller, H. and M. Kafatos, 1999. Studies on the Chaotic Nature of Seasonal to Interannual Variability of Sea Ice Trends Utilizing Satellite Derived Data and Information. Eos, 80:46, F576.
Bazell, D. and H. Geller, 1999. Simulation of the IARC NASDA Information System Archive and Analysis Subsystem Using Extend™. Simulation, 73:2, p.111-119.
Geller, H. A. and J. Wallin, 1998. Web-based Distance Learning and Astronomy Education. Proceedings of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section Annual Conference, ed. P. Sethi, p. 1-12, RadfordUniversity Press.
Geller, H. A. and F. Mahootian, 1997. The Arctic Observatory CD-ROM: An Interactive Approach to Access and Demonstrate Scientific Data and Information. Marine Pollution Bulletin,35:7-12, July/December, p. 384-385.
Geller, H., J. Ertlschweiger, S. Conger and A. Ryberg, 1997. A Prototype Metadata Database for Online Analytical Processing of Environmental Data. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, p. 92-95. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
Van Bloem, S. J., M. K. Hobish, and H. A. Geller, 1995. Modeling Sea-Ice Meltwater Effects on d18O Concentrations in Arctic Surface Waters. Eos, 76:46, F291.
Schaidler, C. M., M. K. Hobish, and H. Geller, 1995. Using a GIS to Explore Radionuclide Distributions and Possible Effects on Human Health in Russia. Eos, 76:46, F66.
Hobish, M. K. and H. Geller, 1994. Concept Development and Demonstration of a Global Change Educational Multimedia Resource. Eos, 75:44, F83.
Geller, H. A., 1994. Forecasting Concerns of a Global Nature from a Regional Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS in Government: The Federal Perspective 1994, p. 195-199, Ft. Collins, CO: GIS World, Inc.
Geller, H. A., 1994. Book Review: Remote Sensing by Fourier Transform Spectrometry by Reinhard Beer. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 60:11, 1313.
Geller, H. and P. Colvin, 1994. Utilization of Model and Empirical Data in an Arctic GIS for Geophysical Model Refinement. Eos, 75:44, F88.
Geller, H. A., 1994. Forecasting Concerns of a Global Nature from a Regional Geographic Information System (GIS). Federal Geographic Technology Conference, FGT '94 Abstracts: 27 September, p. 79.
Geldzahler, B. J. and H. A. Geller, 1994. Search for Gamma Ray Emission Lines from SS433 II. 1980-1989. The Astrophysical Journal, 420: 10 January, p. 655-660.
Geller, H. A., R. J. Coullahan, and P. Colvin, 1993. Mechanisms for Gaining Access to Geophysical Data and Information for Global Change Research. Eos, 74:43, F86.
Colvin, P., F. Tanis, C. Chiesa, and H. Geller, 1993. Design and Development of an Arctic Geographic Information System for Global Change Research. Eos, 74:43, F87.
Geller, H. A. and B. J. Geldzahler, 1992. Search for Gamma Ray Line Emission from SS433 in the SMM GRS Data Base. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 24:2, p. 732.
Geller, H. A., E. Norris, and A. Warnock, 1991. Preliminary Results of Investigations into the use of Artificial Neural Networks for Discriminating Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectra of Remote Samples. Proceedings of the Sixth Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence, NASA Conference Publication 3110, p. 307-316.
Barker, J. L., J. Harnden, H. A. Geller, P. Ardanuy, and J. Burelbach, 1991. Artificial Neural Network Applications for Discrimination of Cloud/Land/Water Boundaries Applied to Simulated Data From the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer. Eos, 72:43, F65.
Geller, H. A. and F. P. Glosser, 1990. Space Physics Researchers Develop Applications of Neural Networks. Space Physics Newsletter, NASA Office of Space Science and Applications, 90:1.
Geller, H. A., 1990. Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Space Physics. Proceedings of the Strategy-Implementation Study Workshop, NASA Office of Space Science and Applications, Space Physics Division.
Geller, H. A., 1990. Space Physics Information Engineering Systems: An Informal Discussion. Proceedings of the Strategy-Implementation Study Workshop, NASA Office of Space Science and Applications, Space Physics Division.
Rae, P., J. Weatherbee, G. Jones, G. Tarbet, H. Geller and E. Klein, 1989. IMARC Concept of Operations/Design/Plan/Procedures Project Report. Falls Church, VA: Federal Systems Integration and ManagementCenter (FEDSIM).
Rae, P., G. Tarbet, and H. Geller, 1989. IMARC Prototype Development Requirements Working Paper. Falls Church, VA: Federal Systems Integration and ManagementCenter (FEDSIM).
Rae, P., G. Jones, E. Klein, H. Geller, and T. Ditanna, 1989. MAISRC Automation Design/Plan/ Procedures Project Report. Falls Church, VA: Federal Systems Integration and ManagementCenter (FEDSIM).
Ilari, C., H. A. Geller, and P. Li, 1988. Evaluation of Network II.5 for Analyzing DMS Performance. NASA Space Station Program System Engineering and Integration, SSE-E-88-R11.
Silverstein, E. and H. A. Geller, 1974. Studies on the Nature of Non-Specific Staining in Nitro-blue Tetrazolium Detection of Dehydrogenases in Polyacrylamide Gel (Disc) Electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography, 101, 327-337.
Recently Quoted in the Media
In CREST Newsletter:
“Mason Scientists Play Key Role In Elementary Science Institute” by Jill Williams. Volume 8, Issue 2, p.4, Fall 2012.
In The Arts and Entertainment Magazine:
“TAEM Interview with Harold A. Geller of GeorgeMasonUniversity” by Joseph J. O’Donnell. Issue 43, 15 December 2012.
“End of the World Series: Asteroid Attack” by Bryan Dombrowski. Volume 89, Issue 11, p. 10. 3 December 2012.
In The Arts and Entertainment Magazine:
“TAEM Visits NOVAC and GeorgeMasonUniversity” by Joseph J. O’Donnell. Issue 42, 1 December 2012.
“One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Flying Saucer” by Bryan Dombrowski. Volume 89, Issue 6, p. 14. 12 October 2012.
In George Mason University News:
“SKYMONITOR Project Brings Dark Sky Issues to Light” by Tara Laskowski. Available online at http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2012/04/skymonitor-project-brings-dark-sky-issues-to-light/ , posted 19 April 2012, revised 26 April 2012.
In Periodic Elements:
“New Scope Provides 4,500 Pounds of Education” by Sharon Ritchey, Volume 7, Spring 2012, p. 1.
In Washington Post:
“20 years later, telescope arrives” by Holly Hobbs, Thursday 1 March 2012, Local Living, p. 16.
In Fairfax County Times:
“The Stars Finally Align for Mason Professor” by Holly Hobbs, Friday 24 February 2012, 1A [Front Page].
On SchoolBook [a WNYC production]:
“Remembering Mr. Geller” by Chelsea Rose Marcius. Available online at: http://www.schoolbook.org/2011/11/10/remembering-mr-geller/
In Mason Spirit:
“Harold and the Silver Telescope” by Lisa Gerry, 24 October 2011.
In USA Today:
“Probing Odds of Alien Visitors” by Judy Keen. 24 November 2010, 3A.
On News Channel 8:
“New Telescope at George Mason Largest On-Campus One in the Region” by Kathy Park. Available online at: http://www.tbd.com/articles/2011/05/new-telescope-at-george-mason-largest-on-campus-one-in-the-region-60910.html
On WTOP News Radio:
“GeorgeMasonUniversity to Install Huge Telescope” by Hank Silverberg. Available online at: http://www.wtop.com/?sid=2385317&nid=884
In Extraterrestrial Life:
“Are Extraterrestrials a Threat to Humankind” by Tony Allman. Available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Tl9b6-f2dfEC&pg=PT69&lpg=PT69&dq=stephen+hawking+harold+geller&source=bl&ots=5OevgwmFap&sig=Oyhhb3ZjXDPt_d9-UzIezTMoRPc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=saoSUd2bJcHe0QGAqIH4Cw&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBA
In The Skeptic:
“Extraterrestrial Aliens: Friends, Foes or Just Curious” by George Michael. Available online at http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/11-09-14/
In Huffington Post:
“How Did Extraterrestrials Survive Their Nuclear Age?” by Russ Wellen. Available online at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-wellen/how-did-extraterrestrials_b_587614.html
In The Examiner:
“Paul Hellyer vs. Stephen Hawking: Will contact with ETs lead to Space weaponization and space war?” by Alfred Lambremont Webre. Available online at http://www.examiner.com/article/paul-hellyer-vs-stephen-hawking-will-contact-with-ets-lead-to-space-weaponization-and-space-war
“Don’t Talk to Aliens Warns Stephen Hawking” by Corcaigh. Available online at http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?322603-TO-Don%92t-talk-to-aliens-warns-Stephen-Hawking/page4
“How Did Extraterrestrials Survive Their Nuclear Age?” by Russ Wellen. Available online at http://www.newshoggers.com/blog/2010/05/how-did-extraterrestrials-survive-their-nuclear-age.html
“The Real Science of Mass Effect 2” by Andrew Groen. May 2010, pp. 32-37.
“The Real Science of Dead Space 2” by Andrew Groen. October 2010, pp. 62-65.
“The Real Science of Star Wars: The OldRepublic” by Andrew Groen. June 2011, pp. 58-61.