Marc Rothenberg

Astronomer, Science Historian, National Science Foundation

As an undergraduate at Villanova University, Marc Rothenberg studied history and astronomy. He received his Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from Bryn Mawr College. After a thirty-one year career with the Joseph Henry Papers Project at the Smithsonian Institution, including twenty-one years as editor and director, he became the agency historian for the National Science Foundation in 2006. He has published on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century astronomy. He was one of the co-founders, along with Michael Crowe and John Lankford, of the Notre Dame Biennial History of Astronomy Workshops.