Carolyn S. Shoemaker

Carolyn S. Shoemaker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) is an American astronomer and is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. She holds the record for most comets discovered by an individual. Carolyn Jean Spellmann was born in Gallup, New Mexico, United States. She is the widow of Eugene Shoemaker, who was also an astronomer. Shoemaker started her astronomical career in 1980, searching for Earth-crossing asteroids and comets at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, and the Palomar Observatory, San Diego, California. In the 1980s and 1990s, Shoemaker used film taken at the wide-field telescope at the Palomar Observatory, combined with a stereoscope, to find objects which moved against the background of fixed stars.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135751042
  • 9786135751048