Friday, March 6, 2009

My Ph.D. dissertation advisor has a crater on the Moon named after him

I’m still catching up on news from the last couple of weeks, which is the only explanation I have for my stupidity in missing this story when it first came out: My Ph.D. alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis, announced on February 5th that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) had named a crater on the Moon after my dissertation advisor, the late Prof. Larry A. Haskin. Crater Haskin is on the far side, it’s 58.4 km in diameter, and it’s near the Moon’s north pole.

1 comment:

Lunar Mark said...

Haskin has a page on the-Moon wiki:

It must be a great feeling to see him honored in this way.