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Eugene Shoemaker (1928–1997)

Eugene Shoemaker was born on April 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eugene Merle Shoemaker. He is known for his work on Asteroids: Deadly Impact (1997), Cosmic Travelers: Comets and Asteroids (1997) and Deep Impact (1998). He was married to Carolyn Shoemaker. He died on July 18, 1997 in Northern Territory, Australia. See full bio »

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Deep Impact
Deep Impact Miscellaneous Crew
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 1998 Deep Impact (comet advisor)
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 1997 Asteroids: Deadly Impact (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Himself - US Geological Survey
- Crater of Death (1997) ... Himself - US Geological Survey (as Gene Shoemaker)
 1997 Cosmic Travelers: Comets and Asteroids (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 3 Minutes to Impact (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 Stargazers (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 In Search of... (TV Series documentary)
- The End of the World (1981) ... Himself (as Dr. Eugene Shoemaker)
 1980 Target... Earth? (Documentary)
Himself (as Dr. Eugene Shoemaker)
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 2010 Meteorite Men (TV Series)
- Henbury Craters, Australia (2010) ... Himself
 2009 How the Earth Was Made (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Geologist
- Asteroids (2009) ... Himself - Geologist
 2008 Naked Science (TV Series documentary)
- Hubble's Amazing Universe (2008) ... Himself
 2005 Meteors: Fire in the Sky (TV Movie documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Eugene Shoemaker | Gene Shoemaker

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Co-discoverer in 1993 with Carolyn and astronomer David Levy of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, whose shattered pieces collided with the planet Jupiter the next year. Also co-discovered with Carolyn many other comets and hundreds of asteroids. See more »

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