Douglas J. Mink

American astronomer and theoretical computing

Douglas J. Mink is an American software developer and a data archivist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was part of the team that discovered the rings around the planet Uranus.[1]

Mink was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1951. He graduated from Dundee Community High School in 1969. Mink earned an S.B. degree (1973) and an S.M. degree (1974) in Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. Elliot, J.L. (1977). "The Rings of Uranus". Nature. 267 (5609): 328–330. Bibcode:1977Natur.267..328E. doi:10.1038/267328a0. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)