Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Recent Awards & Honors
SPIE George W. Goddard Award
Samuel Harvey Moseley (660)
- This is given annually by the SPIE in recognition of exceptional achievement in optical or photonic instrumentation for aerospace, atmospheric science, or astronomy. Harvey Moseley received this award in recognition of his extraordinary inventions of superconducting imaging arrays for astronomy, ranging from submillimeter bolometers to energy sensitive X-ray microcalorimeters, and even dark matter detectors, as well as microshutter arrays for the James Webb Space Telescope near IR spectrometer.
GISS Best Publication Award
Drew Todd Shindell (611), Gregory S Faluvegi (611)
- The article "Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security" by Drew Shindell et al was voted the best research publication of 2012 by the staff of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Co-authors included Greg Faluvegi and George Milly of GISS and 21 others. The paper was published in Science.
William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science
Anne R. Douglass (614)
- The Norberg prize is GSFC's highest award in the area of Earth science. The prize is for Anne's many years of leadership of satellite missions studying atmospheric composition, and her pioneering work in using measurements to test models
American Astronautical Society Lloyd V. Berkner Award
- Mar, 2013
James C Tilton (606.3)
- James C. Tilton was recently selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s 2012 Lloyd V. Berkner Award, “In recognition of his efforts in commercial utilization of space technology, specifically for the commercial utilization of his Recursive Hierarchical Segmentation (RHSEG) software.” Dr. Tilton will be presented with this award at the Awards Luncheon to be held on March 20 at the Greenbelt Marriott, in conjunction with the 51st Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
- American Astronautical Society
NOAA - David Johnson Award
- Feb, 2013
Douglas C Morton (618)
- The NOAA David Johnson Award is presented by the National Space Club for innovative applications of Earth observation satellite data. Doug was cited for his research on satellite-based monitoring of deforestation, forest degradation, and fires, including participation in a team of scientists responsible for a new seasonal fire forecast for South America based on MODIS data and sea surface temperature anomalies.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- NOAA David Johnson Award
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AAS Rossi Prize
- Jan, 2013
Alice K Harding (663)
- The award is made jointly to Alice and Dr Roger Romani from Stanford
University. The citation reads "To Alice K Harding and Roger W. Romani for
establishing a theoretical framework for understanding gamma-ray pulsars."