Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

The 1998 Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant Recipients

The 1998 Gene Shoemaker NEO Grants, totaling $27,000 (US), were awarded to an international collection of researchers:

Stefan Gajdos of the Slovak Republic
Paulo Holvorcem of Brazil
Frank Zoltowski of Australia.

Stefan Gajdos is a professional astronomer with the Institute of Astronomy in Bratislava in the Slovak Republic. His grant monies will be used to upgrade his program's equipment and software, to fund needed computer services, and to create a public outreach program.

Paulo Holvorcem, a teacher at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil, will use his Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant to upgrade automation of equipment at his observatory, freeing a number of volunteer observers to spend more time conducting data analysis and taking more exposures during each observation session.

Frank Zoltowski is an amateur astronomer who conducts NEO searches in the small town of Woomera in the South Australian outback. Grant money will enable Zoltowski to upgrade his charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, improving his ability to detect NEOs in sky images and confirm their orbits in a series of exposures.

The Planetary Society would like to thank the other Shoemaker NEO Grant applicants.

Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis


Advocate for Space!

Fifteen years ago, Society members and passionate space advocates like you helped save the Pluto mission. Now we can do the same for missions to Europa and Mars.

Join over 27,600 people who have completed their petition and consider a donation to support advocacy efforts.

Sign Our Petition

Featured Images

Color global portrait of Charon from Ralph MVIC
Pluto and Charon in enhanced color from Ralph MVIC
Apollo 12 Earthrise
Harrison Schmitt and Gene Cernan, Apollo 17
More Images

Featured Video

A Perfect, Clear Day: LightSail's Launch

Watch Now

Selfies to Space!

Take flight with a selfie on LightSail™ in 2016!

Send a Selfie Now

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!