A.B., Astronomy, Harvard College, 1967 M.S., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968 Ph.D., Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
Physical studies of small solar system bodies (asteroids, comets, satellites, etc.) Telescopic/spacecraft vis/IR spectrophotometry: planets, satellites, small bodies Cratering/impact/regolith processes; accretion of planetesimals Analysis of telescopic and spacecraft imagery of planetary atmospheres and surfaces (member: Galileo SSI team, NEAR-Shoemaker MSI/NIS team, MESSENGER science team) Analysis of terrestrial impact hazard, role of impacts in origin & destiny of life Fostering interdisciplinary scientific communication; public outreach
Boulder Dept. Space Studies, Div 15; Institute Scientist, member Advisory Comm. Res. (Consulting Employee, Science Applications Intl. Corp., 1995-99; Adjunct Professor and Co-Investigator of NASA CU Astrobiology Inst., Univ. Colorado 1998 - present.)
(A division of SJI since Feb. 1995; formerly a division of Science Applications International Corporation/SAIC), Senior Scientist. Division Scientist, 1979-1996. (On sabbatical to Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii, Aug. 1984 - Feb. 1985).
M.I.T. Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Planetary Astronomy Lab., 1969-71; Haystack Radar Facility, M.I.T. Lincoln Lab., Summer, 1969; M.I.T. Dept. of Meteorology, Planetary Circulation Project, 1968-70; M.I.T. Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Summers 1966 and 1967, 1st semester of 1967-1968.
American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences: Chair (1982-83); Member, DPS Committee (1978-81); Chair, Publications Subcommittee (1971-74); Chair, Program Committee (1976-77); Chair, Nominating Committee (1977); Chair, Kuiper/Urey Prize Subcomm. (1983-84); Representative to Planetary Meetings Steering Committee (1983-84); Winner, Sagan Medal for Excellence in Communication of Planetary Science (1999) Amer. Geophys. Union, Planetology Sect.: Editor, J. Geophys. Res.-Planets (1991-94) American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science: Chair, Nominating Comm., Astronomy Electorate (1981); Memb-at-Large, Astronomy Sect. Comm. (1982-86); Fellow (2000- ) Meteoritical Society: Chair, Leonard Medal Comm. (1983-84); Fellow (elected 1988); Council Member (1992-96) International Astron. Union (elected 1976): Comm. 15 (President, 1982-1985; V.P., 1979-82; Member, Org. Comm., 1976-85); Comm. 16 & 17; Working Grp on NEOs (1998- ) American Planning Association (1985-90)
Consultant, IAU Task Group Mercury Nomenclature (1974-1975); IAU Comm. 15 (1973-76) Consultant, Working Group 2, IAU Commission 17, 1970's Member, URSA Lunar & Planetary Science Council (of Lunar & Planetary Inst., 1975-79) Member, Lunar Science Review Panel (1975-1977; 1980-1981) Member, NASA Terrestrial Bodies Science Working Group (1976-1977) Member, Comm. on Planetary Exploration (COMPLEX), NAS Space Science Board (1977-80) Member, Infrared Telescope IRTF Review Comm. (1979-1981); NASA IRTF MOWG (1981-86) Member, Small Bodies W.G., NASA Solar System Exploration Committee (SSEC) (1981-83) Member, Primitive Bodies Study Team, NAS/ESF Joint W.G. on Cooperation in Planetary Exploration (1983-84) Member (Head of Education Subcomm.), NASA Solar Sys. Explor. Mgmt. Council (1984-88) Member, Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby Science Working Group (1984-1985) Member, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Study Group (1985-87) Member and Chair (1986-88), M.O.W.G. for NASA Planetary Astronomy Program (1985-88) Member, NASA Planetary Astronomy Committee (1986-88) Member, M.I.T. Corp. Visiting Comm., Dept. Earth, Atmos. & Planet. Sci. (1986-91) Member, Organizing Committee, Asteroids II meeting (1988) Member, W. Sub-Grp Prim. Bodies, NASA Science W.G., Planetenteleskop Proj. (1987-89) Member, Organizing Committee, "The Sun in Time" meeting (1989) Chair, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Near-Earth Asteroids (1991) Member, Organizing Committee, ACM91 meeting (1991) Member, NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop (1991-93) Consultant, NASA Near-Earth Objects Survey Working Group (1994-95) Member, Organizing Committee, IAU Colloq. Mercury and the Moon (1996) Member, Workshop, "Prediction in the Earth Sciences: Use and Misuse in Policy Making" (Geol. Soc. Am., Natl. Ctr. Atmos. Res.) (1997-99) Member, Task Grp on Sample Return from Small Solar System Bodies, N.R.C. (1997-8) Member, Scientific Organizing Committees, "Asteroids 2001" and "Asteroids III" Member, Scientific Program and Local Organizing Committees for "Jupiter" (2001)
Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (1976-78) Icarus: Member, Editorial Board, 1978-80; Assoc. Editor, 1981-91 Associate Editor, Proceedings 8th Lunar Science Conference (1977) Co-Editor, Mercury, Univ. of Ariz. Press, 1988 (with F. Vilas and M.S. Matthews) Editor, Northwest (Tucson) Homeowners Association Newsletter (1977-89) Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (1991-94)
Co-Author, Cosmic Catastrophes, Plenum, 1989 (with D. Morrison); Alternate Selections, Library of Science and Astronomy Book Club Author, Planets of Rock and Ice, Scribner's, 1982. Author, The Inner Planets, Scribner's, 1977; Alt. Select., Library of Science Member, Advisory Board, "Tracking the 21st Century," Tucson Public Library (1981-83) Author, "News and Reviews" column in The Planetary Report (1980-99) Public Lecturer at Flandrau Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Vancouver Planetarium, Rutgers University, Denver Museum Science & Nature, amateur astronomy groups, AARP, etc. Consultant, Scientist's Institute for Public Information, N.Y. City (1979-89) Contributor, The Planets, Bantam Books, 1985; #11 on B. Dalton's Bestseller list. Author, Solar System Exploration: Discovering our Origins and Destiny, (1988) Author, popular articles in Sky & Telescope, Mercury, Scientific American, Astronomy, Tucson Weekly News, Pacific Discovery, The Skeptical Inquirer, The Planetary Report, New Scientist Author, News & Views articles, Nature magazine (1990- ) Consultant, Time-Life Books (1989-90) Author, Voyage to Neptune, NASA Special Publication, in press Author, New Book of Knowledge, McGraw-Hill, and other encyclopedias Consultant, "Cosmic Catastrophes", Hansen Planetarium (1990-92). Curator, "IMPACT" exhibit, Univ. Colorado Museum of Natural History (1997-9) Liaison between Science Team and E&PO Program, MESSENGER Discovery Mission (1997- ) Author, articles on "Earth", "Mercury" Encyclopedia Britannica (1992, 2000) Interviewee, (inter)national radio/TV/Internet news/talk shows (CBS, PBS, NPR, BBC, NHK, CNN, CBC, Fox, etc.) about impact hazard, S-L 9, Europa, etc., (1991-2000)
Civic Activities (Tucson AZ and Nederland CO)
Precinct Committeeman, Democratic Party (1987-88) Editor, Northwest Homeowners Association Newsletter (1977-89) Member, Pima County Planning & Zoning Comm. (1985-89): Chair, Grading Ordinance Subcommittee (1986-89); Chair, Weekend Directional Signs Subcommittee (1989) Member, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson (1987-1996) Co-recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Fed. Pima Homeowners Associations (1988) Coauthor, Transportation Sect., MEPP Plan (adopted, Boulder County Comp. Plan, 2000) Representative (for PUMA), Boulder County Fire Mitigation Group (2000)
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