Alumni: Frederick C. Sanner, 1976
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976

1949 - November 13, 2013


He graduated from Pottsville High School in 1967 and received a bachelor's degree in astronomy from Penn State University in 1970. He went on to receive a Ph. D in astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 1976.

He had been employed by Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, Calif., and NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., until his recent retirement in September. He had been the senior project manager supervising the design, construction and monitoring of the Suomi NPP Satellite, launched in October 2011.