Another school year has come and gone - as has another Real World/In World Engineering Design Challenge, this year sponsored by the James Webb Space Telescope. Read about it in Volume 9, Issue 7 of the Goddard View.
Congratulations to NASA honor awardees!
Distinguished Service Medal
Jean Swank (662)
Bruce Woodgate (667)
Exceptional Achievement Medal
Mark Clampin (667)
Michael Ressler (665)
Exceptional Public Achievement Medal
Dale Fixsen (665)
Group Achievement Award
CSBF Antarctic Scientific Balloon Team (661)
SuperTIGER Balloon Team/John Mitchell (661)
Volume 9, Issue 5 - The thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on JWST goes through rigorous environmental testing to ensure it can perform properly in the extreme cold temperatures that it will encounter in space.
Congratulations to Harvey Moseley!
Please congratulate Harvey Moseley -- he is the recipient of the SPIE's 2013 George W. Goddard award!
The citation reads: "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
Volume 9, Issue 1 - The James Webb Space Telescope marked another year of significant progress
in 2012 as flight instrumentation was completed and delivered to NASA.
2012 Robert H. Goddard Awards for ASD
Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit (Goddard's highest award): Bruce Woodgate (667)
Citation: For exceptional career achievements in science and service to Goddard and NASA
Timothy Kallman (662) - Citation: For his outstanding performance as GEMS Project Scientist
Eliahu Dwek (665) - Citation: For developing new, detailed, and observationally confirmed models of the formation, evolution, and destruction of cosmic dust grains, from supernovae to shock waves and star-forming regions.
Jane Rigby (665) - Citation: For using gravitational lensing to map a distant galaxy in unprecedented detail.
HEASARC Team (660.1) - [Team list: Alan Smale, Tom McGlynn, Bill Pence, Frank Marshall, Lorella Angelini, Dave Chuss, Phil Newman, Keith Arnaud, Mike Corcoran, Steve Drake, Steve Sturner, Laura McDonald, Ed Sabol, Craig Gordon, Bryan Irby, Pan Chai, Urmila Prasad, Michael Greason] Citation: For enabling new science results from NASA missions by providing high quality software for data search, retrieval and analysis through the HEASARC data archive research center Safety: Curtis Odell (660) - Citation: For thorough and detailed investigation into the root cause of the laboratory fire in Building 34, Room C259, and his efforts to define and implement a recovery plan. Mentoring: Joan Centrella (660) - Citation: For her demonstrated commitment to mentoring women scientists at all stages of their careers, which has resulted in a positive and supportive professional environment for all. Outreach: Frank Reddy (660) - Citation: For outstanding dedication to public outreach through the media, including exceptional scientific writing and coordination with NASA video producers, resulting in high-impact Astrophysics press releases and features.
Volume 8, Issue 11 - Dr. Eli Dwek and Dr. Neil Gehrels of Goddard, and Dr. Lynn Cominsky of
NASA’s Fermi and Swift missions have been named as fellows of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The election of an AAAS
fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Congratulations to new AAAS Fellows
Dr. Eli Dwek and Dr. Neil Gehrels in have been named as Fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Eli's citation
reads "for his distinguished contributions to the theory of the evolution
and nature of interstellar dust grains, including formation and destruction,
emission and absorption of light, and unified models of observations."
Neil's "for his leadership on the Swift, Compton, Integral, and future dark
Congratulations to John Mather!
John Mather has been noted among Time Magazine's 25 most influential people in space in the recent "New Space Discoveries" edition.
Welcome Padi Boyd to the Division Office!
While Joan Centrella is on a 1 year detail to NASA HQ, Padi will be Acting Deputy Division Director.
Please congratulate the following individual winners of 2012 NASA Agency Honor Awards - Peter Serlemitsos (662), Alice Harding (663), Bernie Rauscher (665), Randy Kimble (667), Susan Neff (665), Ann Hornschemeier (662), and Will Zhang (662). Also the BESS-POLAR II Recovery Team (661) won a Group Achievement Medal.
Chuck Bennett (formerly a member of Goddard's Observational Cosmology Lab
and now a professor at JHU), and the WMAP team won the 2012 Gruber Cosmology
Prize. Members of the WMAP team include Al Kogut, Ed Wollack, Robert Hill,
Michael Greason, Janet Weiland, and and Nils Odegard.
Congratulations to the HAWC++ Team!
NASA HQ recently announced the selection of the JHU/GSFC
proposed upgrade to the HAWC far-IR camera on SOFIA (the
upgrade is called HAWC++). The team is led by Johannes
Staguhn (JHU), and with the following Goddard co-Is:
Dominic Benford (GSFC lead), Harvey Moseley, Eli Dwek, Ed
Wollack and Christine Jhabvala (553). Darren
Dowell (JPL) was also selected to provide a polarimeter for
HAWC; Dave Chuss is a co-I on that team.
Congratulations to Sarah Eyermann and members of the JWST NIRSpec Detector team for winning Robert H Goddard Awards in 2011!
Award: Exceptional Achievement Award in Outreach
Citation: For outstanding leadership and coordination of the Afterschool Universe program during its development, culminating in a successful train-the-trainer workshop and nationwide dissemination network.
JWST Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIRSpec) Instrument Detector System Team
Award: Exceptional Achievement Award in Engineering (Team)
Citation: For outstanding accomplishment in the development and delivery of the JWST NIRSpec flight detector system.
Team members from ASD: Bernie Rauscher, Bob Hill (Jr), Meng Chiao, Greg Delo, Don Lindler, Ori Fox
ESB Outfitting Project Team
Award: Customer Service Award
ASD members of the team: Curtis Odell and Larry Olsen