Donald Wilhelms

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Don E. Wilhelms
Don E Wilhelms 1972.jpg
Wilhelms in 1972
Born (1930-07-05) July 5, 1930 (age 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Fields geology
Institutions United States Geological Survey
Alma mater Pomona College
Notable awards G.K. Gilbert Award, Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award

Donald Edward Wilhelms (born July 5, 1930) is a former United States Geological Survey geologist who contributed to geologic mapping of the Earth's moon and to the geologic training of the Apollo astronauts.[1] He is the author of To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration (1993),[2] The geologic history of the Moon (1987),[3] and he co-authored the Geologic Map of the Near Side of the Moon (1971) with John F. McCauley.[4] Wilhelms also contributed to Apollo Over the Moon: A View from Orbit (NASA SP-362).[5] He has also contributed to the study of Mars (including Mariner 9), Mercury, and Ganymede.

Wilhelms was the recipient of the G. K. Gilbert Award in 1988, and he received the Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award in 2010 at the Ames Research Center.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/5064.html
  2. ^ To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration. Don E. Wilhelms, University of Arizona Press (1993). ISBN 978-0816510658
  3. ^ The geologic history of the Moon, 1987, Wilhelms, Don E.; with sections by McCauley, John F.; Trask, Newell J. USGS Professional Paper: 1348. (online)
  4. ^ Geologic Map of the Near Side of the Moon, USGS I-703, Don E. Wilhelms and John F. McCauley, 1971 (L&PI web version)
  5. ^ Apollo Over the Moon: A View from Orbit (online version) (NASA SP-362), 1978
  6. ^ http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2010/10-61AR.html

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