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Lunar Crater Named for Betty Pierazzo

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Pierazzo for a crater on the Moon. Dr. Elisabetta Pierazzo (1963-2011) was an expert on impact modeling. She was an.alumna of LPL (1997) and long-time adjunct instructor for the department. Betty worked also as a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, which sponsors the Betty Pierazzo Memorial Fund/International Student Travel Award. 

fall 2015 Alumni News

Lunar Crater Named for Betty Pierazzo

The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Pierazzo for a crater on the Moon. Dr. Elisabetta Pierazzo (1963-2011) was an expert on impact modeling. She was an.alumna of LPL (1997) and long-time adjunct instructor for the department. Betty worked also as a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, which sponsors the Betty Pierazzo Memorial Fund/International Student Travel Award. 

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