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Carolyn Shoemaker

Carolyn Shoemaker was born in 1929 in Gallup, New Mexico, USA as Carolyn Spellman Shoemaker. She is known for her work on Deep Impact (1998), Meteorite Men (2009) and How the Earth Was Made (2009). She was previously married to Eugene Shoemaker. See full bio »

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Known For

Deep Impact Miscellaneous Crew
Meteorite Men Herself - Telephone Interviewee
How the Earth Was Made Herself - Astronomer, Lowell Observatory


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 1998 Deep Impact (comet advisor)
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 2010 Meteorite Men (TV Series)
Herself - Telephone Interviewee
- Henbury Craters, Australia (2010) ... Herself - Telephone Interviewee (voice)
 2009 How the Earth Was Made (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Astronomer, Lowell Observatory
- Asteroids (2009) ... Herself - Astronomer, Lowell Observatory (as Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker)
 2005 Meteors: Fire in the Sky (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Asteroids: Deadly Impact (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Cosmic Travelers: Comets and Asteroids (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 3 Minutes to Impact (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 Stargazers (TV Movie documentary)

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Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker

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Co-discoverer in 1993 with astronomer David Levy and her husband Gene of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, whose shattered pieces collided with the planet Jupiter the next year. Discover or co-discoverer of more than 30 other comets, twice as many as any other woman in history, and of hundreds of asteroids. See more »

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