In the end, the ultimate question is, what makes a planet habitable—and are we alone?
South Hadley, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 02, 2016
The G. K. Gilbert Award, a rarified award from the Geological Society of America, was bestowed on Mount Holyoke College chair of astronomy Darby Dyar in recognition of her contributions to the field of planetary geology.
Dyar, who studies “space rocks” using spectroscopy and has taught at Mount Holyoke College since 1998, has mentored hundreds of students over her career, both within and outside of her department.
In a recent interview, Dyar discusses her work, the award, and her vision going forward while in her office, surrounded by photographs and mementos from students past and present.
She is currently waiting on word from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on three submitted proposals for missions to Venus.