Still More Pictures from Orbit

Dr. William (Bill) Muehlberger
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. William Muehlberger presented an updated version of his traditional stimulating review of recent space-based photography and satellite imagery. These were stunning views of the earth from the space shuttle, with Dr. Muehlberger's commentary on large scale features, processes, and current uses for these products.

Dr. Muehlberger is the Peter T. Flawn Centennial Chair Emeritus in Geology. He received his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 1954. In October, 1999 he received the 1998 Best Paper Award from the Structure/Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America for the AAPG Tectonic Map of North America.

He has trained over 17 classes of astronauts and is working on tectonic models for astronaut training. Bill has also served as the principal investigator of the Field Geology Team for the Apollo 16 and 17 moon landings, worked with NASA on the Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz missions, and currently teaches geology to shuttle astronauts. Bill has received the Medal of Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the Public Service Medal for NASA

Dr. Muehlberger was awarded Honorary Membership in the Austin Geological Society in Spring, 2000.

He has served the geological community as a professor, chairman, and finally professor emeritus at the University of Texas Department of Geological Sciences, supervising more than 80 Masters and Ph.D. dissertations.