Awards & Winners

Eugene Merle Shoemaker

Date of Birth 28-April-1928
Place of Birth Los Angeles
(Southern California, Los Angeles County, United States of America, California)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as E. M. Shoemaker
Profession Astronomer, Geologist
Eugene Merle Shoemaker, also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy.

Awards by Eugene Merle Shoemaker

Check all the awards nominated and won by Eugene Merle Shoemaker.


National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For his pioneering research and inspiring leadership in the geological exploration of the solar system; for his entrepreneurial creation and direction of the Branch of Astrogeology of the U.S. Geological Survey; and for his research on earth-approaching asteroids and comets and their potential impact effects.)