Honoree

Martin S. Burkhead

AWARDS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (1968)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Astronomy

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Martin S. Burkhead received his BS from Texas A&M University in 1955, his MA from the University of California Los Angeles in 1957, and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1964. He joined the faculty at IU in 1964.

An asteroid, 9143 Burkhead (1955 SF), is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 16, 1955 by the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn, Indiana and named in honor of Professor Burkhead.