Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:49:59 -0500
Subject: DPS #04-08:  Remembering Joseph Chamberlain
 
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| Remembering Joseph Chamberlain                           ||
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Joseph W. Chamberlain, organizer and first Chair of the DPS, 
died peacefully at 75 on April 13.   He was author of two 
influential books, "Theory of the aurora and airglow" and 
"Theory of planetary atmospheres", both of which have been 
reprinted.  He organized a strong planetary group at the 
Kitt Peak National Observatory in the 1960s; members of this 
group played important roles in Mariner 10, Pioneer Venus, 
Viking, Voyager and Galileo.  He spent two years as Director 
of the Lunar Science Institute and then joined the faculty 
of Rice University, retiring back to Tucson in 1990.  His 
most influential planetary work was in exospheric structure 
and atmospheric escape, solar-wind theory, and analysis of 
spectral-line formation in cloudy atmospheres.  He is survived 
by his wife Marilyn, daughter Joy, sons David and Jeffrey, 
and two grandchildren.  Messages of condolence can be sent to
Mrs. Marilyn Chamberlain, 6967 E. Calle Cerca, Tucson, AZ 85715.
Memorial service plans are not available at this time.
 
 
 
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary
send submissions to lfrench@iwu.edu