Gatewood, George D. (1940–)

George Gatewood

George Gatewood is professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Allegheny Observatory and was chairman of the Extrasolar Planetary Foundation. Gatewood specializes in high-precision astrometry aimed at detecting extrasolar planets around nearby stars. He designed and built the Multichannel Astrometric Photometer which was used in the discovery (yet to be confirmed) of a planetary system around Lalande 21185.