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DPS Sagan Medal to Guy Consolmagno

PTYS alumnus Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J. (1978) is the recipient of the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science from the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)  of the American Astronomical Society. The Sagan Medal was "established by the DPS to recognize and honor outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public.

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DPS Sagan Medal to Guy Consolmagno

PTYS alumnus Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J. (1978) is the recipient of the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science from the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)  of the American Astronomical Society. The Sagan Medal was "established by the DPS to recognize and honor outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public. It is to be awarded to scientists whose efforts have significantly contributed to a public understanding of, and enthusiasm for, planetary science."

Brother Guy is an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory. His Sagan award lecture titled, "Discarded Worlds: Astronomical Ideas That Were Almost Correct," was given at Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus during the 46th annual DPS meeting held in Tucson, November 9-14. Keep up with Brother Guy by reading his blog, Specolations.

 

Kathi Baker, 1955-2014

Longtime LPL staff member Kathi Baker passed away on November 8, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Kathi was originally from Yuma, but made her home in Tucson with her husband, Tom, and their 3 children, Mackinzie, Kyle, and Zachary. Zac also has roots in LPL, having worked as a courier for the Main Office and most recently as an Administrative Assistant in the Business Office.

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Kathi Baker, 1955-2014

Longtime LPL staff member Kathi Baker passed away on November 8, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Kathi was originally from Yuma, but made her home in Tucson with her husband, Tom, and their 3 children, Mackinzie, Kyle, and Zachary. Zac also has roots in LPL, having worked as a courier for the Main Office and most recently as an Administrative Assistant in the Business Office.

Kathi began her career at LPL in 1998 as a Senior Accounting Assistant in the LPL Business Office. After a promotion to Accounting Specialist, she moved to support the LPL West Business Office in Gould-Simpson as an Accountant, Associate, in 2000. She started work with PIRL and HiRISE in 2003, and moved into the position of Administrative Associate in 2007. In 2012, Kathi accepted the position of Executive Assistant in support of the Department Head and Director, Professor Timothy Swindle.

Kathi was an active member of her faith community. She enjoyed singing and gardening, often bringing her sweet peas and snapdragons into the office when they were in bloom each spring.  Kathi was a much loved member of the LPL community and will be missed by all.

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