In Memoriam

Kevin Charles Antony Burke, 88, of Rockport, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018. An award-winning geologist, Burke was considered by many to be a leading expert in the application of plate tectonics to continental geology. He served as Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) from 1982 to 1988. Burke was born […]
John Young, NASA’s longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the Moon, commanded the first space shuttle, and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, died following complications from pneumonia on January 5, 2018, at his home in Houston. He was […]
George Emmert McGill, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Amherst, Massachusetts, at the age of 86. McGill was born on June 10, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved to Minnesota to attend college, receiving his B.A. degree from Carleton College in 1953 with a […]
Ursula (Bailey) Marvin, a renowned planetary geologist and author, died on February 12, 2018. She was born in Bradford, Vermont, in 1921, the daughter of Harold Leslie Bailey and Alice M. Bailey. She was educated at Tufts College, Massachusetts, where she received a B.A. in history (1943) but took enough courses in geology to pursue the […]