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Carolyn S. Shoemaker
|Born||June 24, 1929
|Alma mater||California State University, Chico|
|Known for||co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9|
|Spouse(s)||Eugene Shoemaker 1951–1997 (his death)|
|Awards||James Craig Watson Medal (1998)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Rittenhouse Medal (1988)
Scientist of the Year Award (1995)
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology
Palomar Observatory, California
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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