|Carolyn S. Shoemaker|
|Born||June 24, 1929
Gallup, New Mexico, United States
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology,
Palomar Observatory, San Diego, California
|Known for||co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9|
|Notable awards||James Craig Watson Medal (1998)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
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.
As of 2002, Shoemaker had discovered 32 comets and over 300 asteroids (counting the as-yet unnumbered ones).
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