Carolyn S. Shoemaker

Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker (born Juin 24, 1929) is an American astronomer an is a co-discoverer o Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.[1] She ance held the record for maist comets discovered bi an individual.[2]

Carolyn S. Shoemaker
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Born (1929-06-24) 24 Juin 1929 (age 91)
Gallup, New Mexico, Unitit States
Kent forco-discoverer o Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9
Hauf-marrae(s)Eugene Shoemaker 1951–1997 (his daith)
AwairdsJames Craig Watson Medal (1998)
Naitional Aeronautics an Space Admeenistration,
Exceptional Scienteefic Achievement Medal
Rittenhouse Medal (1988)
Scientist of the Year Awaird (1995)
Scientific career
InstitutionsCalifornie Institute o Technology
Palomar Observatory, Californie


  1. Mestel, Rosie (July 9, 1994). "Carolyn Shoemaker and 'Her Comet'". New Scientist. 143 (1933). p. 23.
  2. "Carolyn Shoemaker". Astrogeology Science Center. USGS.