Dr. Paul M. Schenk

Staff Scientist

Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.,
Houston, Texas 77058

281 486-2157


My first introduction to planetary sciences was as a NASA Planetary Geology summer intern in 1979 during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter.  Working for Voyager during one of its encounters was an unforgettable experience.  (Since 1992 I have been an intern advisor for LPI's summer intern program.)  In 1988 I completed my Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis under Dr. William B. McKinnon.  Since arriving at the LPI in 1991 I have been using Voyager stereo images to map the topography and geology of the icy outer planet satellites and Mars.

I have also been a stereo image afficionado for many years, and recently completed an educational/fun CD-ROM entitled 3-D Tour of the Solar System (now available through LPI) showing the planets in 3-D.  Other interests include 20th Century history, the Titanic, volleyball, scuba, and deep sea diving (view this image with 3-D glasses!).


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