CLARK R. CHAPMAN: Short c.v., Nov. 2000


     A.B., Astronomy, Harvard College, 1967
     M.S., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
     Ph.D., Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

Research Interests

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 


Southwest Research Institute, 1996-

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.)

Planetary Science Institute, 1972-1996

(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).

IIT Research Institute, 1971-1972

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966-1971

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.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1965-1966

University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, summers 1962-1964

Professional Activities

Professional Societies

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)

Scientific Committee Work, Consulting, etc.

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) 

Editorial Work

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)

Writing and Popularization of Science

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)   

Clark R. Chapman's Publications: (132 publications in peer-reviewed journals/books; author, co-author, editor of 10 books; 48 articles in popular science magazines/encyclopedias)

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