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Carolyn S. Shoemaker
|Carolyn S. Shoemaker|
June 24, 1929|
Gallup, New Mexico, United States
California Institute of Technology,|
Palomar Observatory, San Diego, California
|Known for||co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9|
James Craig Watson Medal (1998)|
National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born June 24, 1929) is an American astronomer. She is a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9. She holds the record for most comets discovered by a single person.
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.
- Mestel, Rosie (9 July 1994). "Carolyn Shoemaker and 'Her Comet'". New Scientist 143 (1933): p. 23. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_shoemaker_a.htm.
- "Carolyn Shoemaker". Astrogeology Science Center. USGS. http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/people/carolyn-shoemaker/.
- "She's Looking Out for Us". Explorer (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). May 2001. http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2001/05may/denver_c_shoemaker.cfm.