- Jonathan Lunine, the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and chair of the astronomy department;
- Nikole Lewis, assistant professor of astronomy and Sagan Institute deputy director; and
- Mason Peck, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and former NASA chief technologist.
The line at Olin Library stretches to the door in September 1969, as students, faculty and other observers – about 8,000 people over a four-day period – get a glimpse of moon dust returned by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Professors Thomas Gold, astronomy, and George Morrison, chemistry, both were among 142 scientists commissioned by NASA to receive samples. Credit: Cornell University