In Memoriam

Josh Bandfield, a senior research scientist at the Space Science Institute, passed away unexpectedly in mid-June 2019 as the result of complications following a heart attack. Bandfield’s research focused on asteroids, Earth analogs, and the processes that formed the terrestrial planets. He used infrared and visible spectral and imaging data returned from orbiting spacecraft and […]
Professor Laurel Wilkening, a meteoriticist, university administrator, and advocate for planetary science and for women’s issues, passed away on June 4, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 74. Born in Richland, Washington, on November 23, 1944, she grew up in Socorro, New Mexico, and got her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Reed College. It was […]