David H. Levy
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Levy went on to discover 22 comets, either independently or with Gene and Carolyn S. Shoemaker. He has written 34 books, mostly on astronomical subjects, such as The Quest for Comets, a biography of Pluto-discoverer Clyde Tombaugh in 2006, and his tribute to Gene Shoemaker in Shoemaker by Levy. He has provided periodic articles for Sky and Telescope magazine, as well as Parade Magazine, Sky News and, most recently, Astronomy Magazine.
Periodic comets that Levy co-discovered include 118P/Shoemaker–Levy, 129P/Shoemaker–Levy, 135P/Shoemaker–Levy, 137P/Shoemaker–Levy, 138P/Shoemaker–Levy, 145P/Shoemaker–Levy, and 181P/Shoemaker–Levy. In addition, Levy is the sole discoverer of two periodic comets: 255P/Levy and P/1991 L3.
On February 28, 2010, Levy was awarded a Ph. D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his successful completion of his thesis "The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572–1620."
He lives in Vail, Arizona and is married to Wendee Levy. Levy and his wife hosted a weekly internet radio talk show on astronomy, which ended on February 3, 2011, with a planned "Final Show". Show archives are still available in WMA and MP3 formats. Levy is President of the National Sharing the Sky Foundation.
Levy is a Master of Astronomy with DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA).
The asteroid 3673 Levy was named in his honour. Levy was awarded the C.A. Chant Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 1980. In 1993 he won the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. In 2007, Levy received the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets. In 2008, a special edition telescope, "The Comet Hunter" was co-designed by Levy.
Together with Martyn Ives, David Taylor, and Benjamin Woolley, Levy won an 1998 News & Documentary Emmy Award in the "Individual Achievement in a Craft, Writer" category for the script of the documentary 3 Minutes to Impact produced by York Films for the Discovery Channel.
- Comet Levy-Rudenko, 1984t, C/1984 V1, Nov 14, 1984
- Comet Levy, 1987a, C/1987 A1, January 5, 1987
- Comet Levy, 1987y, C/1987 T1, October 11, 1987
- Comet Levy, 1988e, C/1988 F1, March 19, 1988
- Comet Okazaki-Levy-Rudenko, 1989r, C/1989 Q1, August 25, 1989
- Comet Levy, 1990c, C/1990 K1, May 20, 1990
- Periodic Comet Levy, P/1991 L3, June 14, 1991
- Comet Takamizawa-Levy, C/1994 G1, April 15, 1994
- Periodic Comet Levy, P/2006 T1, October 2, 2006
Photographic, as part of team of Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy:
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 1, 1990o, P/1990 V1
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 2, 1990p, 137 P/1990 UL3
- Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1991d C/1991 B1
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 3, 1991e, 129P/1991 C1
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 4, 1991f, 118P/1991 C2
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 5, 1991z, 145P/1991 T1
- Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1991a1, C/1991 T2
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 6, 1991b1, P/1991 V1
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 7, 1991d1, 138P/1991 V2
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 8, 1992f, 135P/1992 G2
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 1993e, D/1993 F2 (This comet crashed into Jupiter in 1994, resulting in the most dramatic events ever seen on another world)
- Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1993h, C/1993 K1
- Comet Shoemaker-Levy, 1994d C/1994 E2
- Comet Jarnac, P/2010 E2 (David Levy, Wendee Levy, Tom Glinos)
- Nova Cygni 1975, August 30, 1975 (independent discovery)
- Nova Cygni 1978, September 12, 1978 (independent discovery)
- Comet Hartley-IRAS (P/1983 V1), November 30, 1983 (independent discovery)
- Comet Shoemaker 1992y, C/1992 U1 (aided in discovery)
- Periodic Comet Shoemaker 4, 1994k, P/1994 J3 (aided in discovery)
- Asteroid (5261) Eureka, the first Martian Trojan asteroid, with Henry Holt, June 1990
- Established the cataclysmically recurring nature of 1215-17 TV Corvi (Tombaugh's Star), August 1987
- David Levy early life/education
- David Levy biography
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- Astronomy Talk Radio
- National Sharing the Sky Foundation Accessed 2010-04-19
- DeTao Master Academy
- David H. Levy Comet Hunter Special Edition Telescope
- International Documentary Association (1998). International documentary: the newsletter of the International Documentary Association 17. International Documentary Association. p. 59.; see also  and .
- Columnist Biography. David H. Levy, Astronomy (magazine). Retrieved September 17, 2011.
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