CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DONE STU (ASTROSTU)!
Just received this from Moon Zoo team member Pamela Gay and just had to share. Please Google Baruch Blumberg as Pamela suggests. A true legend. Here's the Wiki
- but there are lots of other links too."I just wanted to share something kind of awesome. Several of us are at the NLSI Lunar Forums and we were all just surprised (perhaps no one more so than Stuart Robbins) to learn that Stuart has been named the first Baruch Blumberg Citizen Science PostDoc.
For those of you who didn't know Barry, I’d encourage you to google because I can't do him honor in a sane sized email. In very brief, he received a Nobel prize for his research into hepatitis b. Late in life, via astrobiology, he became interested in citizen science and lunar science - the combination of which was Moon Zoo - and he was part of this team from the early days of 2010. My favorite memory of Barry was seeing him work his way down a poster session at AAS, taking time to talk to each of the undergrads. He was a completely unassuming man, and he talked to a group of my students for about 30 minutes, and none of them knew anything other than 'a friendly grandpa' talked to them and was earnestly interested. When they found out later that he was a Nobel prize winner... Well... They were floored. I loved that Barry was a curious thoughtful person who just wanted to talk science and education.
It is an honor to Moon Zoo to see our science lead associated with this new memorial post doc position, and I hope all of you will join me in congratulating Stuart for this well earned title.