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NAME: James Lindsay Hilton
BORN: 21 Feb. 1957 Jackson, MS
U.S. citizen
WORK: Address: U.S. Naval Observatory, 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20392
Telephone: (202) 762-1432
email: jhilton@aa.usno.navy.mil

Education

Ph.D. 12/90 Astronomy University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 78712
M.A. 12/81 Astronomy University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 78712
B.A. 5/79 Physics Rice University Houston, Texas 77001
6/75 High school Ball High School Galveston, Texas 77550

Positions

6/86 - Present Astronomer GS-1330-13 Astronomical Applications Department, United States Naval Observatory, Washington, DC 20392.

9/85 - 5/86 Physics Instructor Department of Physics, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691

5/84 - 9/85 Associate Business Microcomputer Solutions, Austin, Texas 78704

9/79 - 5/84 Research Assistant Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712

Papers

Refereed Papers and Theses

Hilton, James L. 2001, "USNO/AE2001 High Precision ephemerides for 78 Large Asteroids", in preparation

Hilton, James L. 2001, "A New Definition for the Mean Ecliptic", in preparation

Hilton, James L. 1999, "U.S. Naval Observatory Ephemerides of the Largest Asteroids," Astron. J., 117, 1077-1086

Hilton, James L. & Stone, Ronald C. 1999, "The Asteroid Mass Determination Project at the U.S. Naval Observatory," in Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy, Proccedings of the IAU Colloquium 172 held in Namur (Belgium) 6-11 July 1998, J. Henrard & S. Ferraz-Mello eds., (Dordrecht: Kluwer) 361-362

PDF icon Hilton, James L. 1999, "U.S. Naval Observatory Ephemerides of the Largest Asteroids", Astron. J., 117, 1077-1086 (PDF 195 kByte)

Hilton, James L. & Stone, Ronald C. 1998, "The Asteroid Mass Determination Project at the U.S. Naval Observatory," in Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy, Colloquium 172 of the International Astronomical Union, Namur (Belgium) 6-11 July 1998, in press

PDF icon Hilton, James L. 1997, "The Mass of the Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Observations of 1313 Berna and 1278 Latvia," Astron. J., 114, 402-408 (PDF 863 kByte)

PDF icon Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. K., and Middour, Jay 1996, "Prospects for Determining Asteroid Masses," Astron. J., 112, 2319-2329 (PDF 1475 kByte)

Hilton, James L. & Seidelmann, P. K. "The Asteroid Ephemerides Program at the U.S. Naval Observatory," Earth, Moon and Planets, 71, 199-206

PDF icon Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. Kenneth, and Liu Ciyuan 1992, "An Examination of the Change in the Earth's Rotation Rate from Ancient Chinese Lunar Occultations of the Planets," Astron. J., 104, 2250-2252 (PDF 427 kByte)

Hilton, James L. 1992, "Physical Ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Satellites," in Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, ed. P. K. Seidelmann, (Mill Valley, CA, University Science Books pp. 383-419

PDF icon Hilton, James L. 1992, "The Motion of Mars' Pole: II. The Effect of an Mantle and a Liquid Core," Astron. J., 103, 619-637 (PDF 3604 kByte)

PDF icon Hilton, James L. 1991, "The Motion of Mars' Pole: I. Rigid Body Precession Nutation," Astron. J., 102, 1510-1527 (PDF 2543 kByte)

Hilton, James L. 1990, "The Motions of Mars' Pole," Ph. D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin

PDF icon Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. Kenneth, Liu Ciyuan 1988, "Analysis of Ancient Chinese Records of Occultations Between Planets and Stars," Astron. J., 96, 1482-1493 (PDF 1898 kByte)

PDF icon Hilton, James L. and Bash, Frank N. 1982, "The Ballistic Particle Model and the Vertex Deviation of Young Stars Near the Sun," Astrophys. J., 255, 217-226 (PDF 1455 kByte)

Hilton, James L. 1981, "The Ballistic Particle Model and the Vertex Deviation of Young Stars Near the Sun," Masters thesis, University of Texas at Austin

Unrefereed Papers and Abstracts

Hilton, James L. 2001, "New Asteroid Ephemerides for the Astronomical Almanac," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., submitted

Hilton, James L. 2001, "Practical Implications of the Non-Rotating Origin," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., submitted

Hilton, James L. & Murison, Marc A. 1999, "Optimized Chebyshev Polynomial Represnetations of Ephemerides," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 31, 1230

Hilton, James L. 1999, "Observations in Planetary Ephemerides," in Proceedings of the Symposium on the Sequicentennial of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, in press

Hilton, James L. 1998, "Improved Asteroid Ephemerides for the Astronomical Almanac," in Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Positional Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics, eds. A. Lopez Garcia, L.I. Yagudin, M.J. Uso, A. Cordero Barbero, E.I. Yagudina, J.A. Morano, (Valencia, Universitat de Valencia), 281-288

Hilton, James L. 1998, "New Asteroid Ephemerides for the Astronomical Almanac," Bull. American Astron. Soc., 30, 1144

Hilton, James L. 1997, "New Masses and Densities for 1 Ceres, 2 Pallas, and 4 Vesta," Bull. American Astron. Soc., 29, 1318

Hilton, J. L. 1996, "The Mass of 15 Eunomia from Observations of 1284 Latvia and 1313 Berna, Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 28, 1183

Hilton J. L. 1996, "The mass of 15 Eunomia," Asteroid, Comets, Meteors (ACM96), Versailles, France

Seidelmann, P. K. & Hilton, James L. 1996, "Astrometry on the Extragalactic Reference Frame After Hipparcos," in Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Positional Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics, eds. A. Lopez Garcia, E. I. Yagudina, M. J. Uso, & A. Cordero Barbero , (Valencia, Universitat de Valencia), pp. 3 - 7

Hilton James L., Middour J., Seidelmann P. K. 1995, "Prospects for Finding asteroid masses, " Dynamics, Ephemerides and Astrometry of the Solar System (IAU Symposium 172), Paris, France

Hilton James L., Middour J., Seidelmann P. K. 1995, "Prospects for Finding asteroid masses, " Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 27, 1203

Hilton, James L. and Seidelmann, P. K. 1992, "How Special Relativity Affects the Apparent Orientation of Solar System Bodies," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc,

Hilton, James L. 1991, "Future Improvements in Planetary Ephemerides Models," XX IAU General Assembly, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hilton, James L. 1990, "On the Polar Precession and Nutation of Mars," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 22, 948

Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. Kenneth, Liu Ciyuan 1989, "Chinese Records of Lunar Occultations of the Planets," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 21, 1153

Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. Kenneth, Liu Ciyuan 1989, "Chinese Records of Lunar Occultations of the Planets," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 21, 1014

Hilton, James L., Seidelmann, P. Kenneth, Liu Ciyuan 1987, "Analysis of Ancient Chinese Records of Occultations Between Planets and Stars," Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc., 19, 1125

DeYoung, James A. & Hilton, James L. 1987, "The Star of Bethlehem," Sky & Telescope, 73, 357

ORGANIZATIONS

American Astronomical Society 1985
Division on Dynamical Astronomy 1988
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1993
International Astronomical Union, Commission 4 (Ephemerides) 1994
Committee on Space Research 1994
Division of Planetary Sciences 1998

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