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Edwin J. Grayzeck

Solar System Exploration Division Services Office
NASA/GSFC, Code 690.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: (301) 286-7355

FAX: (301) 286-1771


Current Position

    SSEDSO Project Manager, Planetary Data System Head

Professional Experience

    Project Manager, Planetary Data System Head, National Space Science Data Center Archive Manager, Small Bodies Node (SBN) at UMCP,Project Manager, Data Devices, Interferometrics Inc Asst, Assoc, Prof, Univ of Nevada Las Vegas, Chairman, Physics Dept, Univ of Nevada Las Vegas

Major Research Activities

    PDS at the University of Maryland, CD archive for Comet P/Halley with added spacecraft volumes, earth based data archived through PDS, the Jupiter-SL9 volumes, a NEAR DVD archive of the asteroid Eros, and the physics associated with the comet tail-solar wind interaction.

Selected Publications


    Use of the CD-ROM Archive, with D. Klinglesmith, in the Comet Halley
    Archive Summary Volume, editor Z. Sekanina, NASA JPL, 400-450,
    August 1991.

    Advanced Techniques for Large CD-ROM Archives, with M. Martin, in
    Astronomy from Large Databases II, editors A. Heck and
    F. Murtaugh, ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings #43, 293, 1992.

    The Digital Archive of the International Halley Watch, with D.
    Klingelsmith, M. Niedner, M. Aronsson, R. Newburn, and A Warnock,
    in Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, editors
    R. Hanisch, R. Brissenden, and J. Barnes, 13, 1993.

    An Overview of Data Sets on Small Bodies Available through the
    Planetary Data System and Steward Observatory Asteroid
    Relational Database
    , with D. Davis , M. A'Hearn, M. Sykes,
    E. Alvarez del Castillo, D. Tholen, and K. Garlow, in
    Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites 1993, editor A. Milani, 483, 1994.

    Generation of the IHW Comet Halley CD-ROM Archive", with
    D. Klinglesmith, M. Niedner, and M. A'Hearn, Planetary and
    Space Science, 43, 225-238, 1995.

    Services of the Small Bodies Node of the Planetary Data System",
    with M. A'Hearn, A. Raugh, D. Davis, M. Sykes, and D. Tholen,
    Planetary and Space Science, 44, 47-54, 1996.

    Addition of spacecraft data to the IHW Comet Halley CD-ROM Archive",
    with M. A'Hearn and D. Klinglesmith, Planetary and Space Science,
    45, 345-353, 1997.

    Giotto's Encounter with Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup: The Scientific
    , with M.F.A'Hearn, G. Schwehm, M. Grensemann, European
    Space Agency, SP-1168, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands , 1997.

    PDS Interacts with NEAR to Prepare Archive Pipeline”, National Space
    Science Data Center Newsletter, 16, 3, 2000.

    Archiving of Asteroid Data Through the PDS Small Bodies Node, with
    C. Neese, and M.V.Sykes, in Asteroid III, editors W.F. Bottke,
    A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, and R. P. Binzel, 757, 2002.
    eScience and Archiving for Space Science”, with Eastman, T.,
    Borne, K., Green, J., McGuire, R., and Sawyer, D. Data Science
    Journal, Data Science Journal, , July 2005.
    Deep Impact, the Anticipated Flight Data”, with K. P. Klassen,
    B. Carcich, G. Carcich, S. McLaughlin, Space Science Reviews,
    117, 335, 2005.
    Lessons Learned from Planetary Science Archiving”, with J. Zender,
    2006, Advances in Space Research, 38, 2013.

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