Born to Harry Joseph Beer and Elizabet Maria (Meister) Beer in Berlin, Germany.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in physics, with honors, from the University of Manchester and is a research assistant in physics until 1960.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from the University of Manchester and is a senior assistant in astronomy until 1963.
Marries Margaret Ann Taylor on August 11; Is an honorary Turner and Newall Fellow through 1961.
Arrives in the United States; Is a senior scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory until 1970.
Serves the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a group supervisor of Tropospheric Sciences until 2005.
Discovers extra-terrestrial deuterium (heavy hydrogen) in Jupiter.
Earns the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for Jupiter Discoveries; Is a visiting assoc. professor of astronomy at UT Austin.
Discovers carbon monoxide in Jupiter.
Is a visiting astronomer at Kitt Peak National Observatory until 1981.
Receives the NASA Group Achievement Award for Pioneer Venus.
Is a visiting astronomer at Mauna Kea Observatory until 2010.
Is a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory until retiring in 2009.
Receives the NASA Group Achievement Award for Spacelab 3 ATMOS Experiment.
Is the manager of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory until 1992.
Publishes “Remote Sensing by Fourier Transform Spectrometry.”
Is a project scientist and principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory until retiring in 2009.
Discovers global maps of atmospheric ozone and other pollutants through 2009.
Receives the NASA Group Achievement Award for Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer.
Is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal.