DPS 2000 Kuiper Prize Recipient, Conway Leovy, passed away on July 9, 2011, aged 78. Conway was a prominent planetary scientist with major contributions in our understanding of the terrestrial planets, Mars and Venus, but also of Jupiter and Saturn’s satellite, Titan. In particular, Conway was very actively involved in Mars’ exploration and participated and contributed to the Mariner 6, 7 and 9 missions, the Viking landers and more recently in the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Furthermore, Leovy furthered our knowledge in different branches of Earth’s atmospheric science.
Leovy was Emeritus professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics at the University of Washington, Seattle.
For his DPS prize see: http://dps.aas.org/prizes/2000
He will be sorely missed by his family, colleagues and friends. A more detailed tribute and memorial information related to Leovy can be found at: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/people/leovy