• Honors

The Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced that Joseph Veverka will receive the 2013 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of planetary science. Veverka, who has served on the science teams for many NASA missions, is professor emeritus and the former James A. Weeks Professor of Physical Sciences and Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University, N. Y. DPS noted that Veverka “has to his credit a lifetime of outstanding contributions, that, in sum, represent a monumental increase in our understanding of planets and, in particular, small bodies—the moons, asteroids, and cometary nuclei in our planetary system. As a planetary scientist, he has defined the field of quantitative study of small bodies in the solar system for a generation (a generation populated by his students and many associates).”