Larry A. Haskin

John P. St. John Memorial High School
Class of 1951

(Aug. 17, 1934 – March 24, 2005)

Larry Haskin identified himself as a teacher, geochemist, physical chemist, planetary scientist, and sometimes farmer. He devoted much of his distinguished career to studying the moon. His prestigious honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany (1966-67); NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award (1971); Ralph E. Morrow Distinguished University Professor (1986); Fellow, Meteoritical Society (1986); President, Geochemical Society (1987-89); Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; and NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Exploration Rover Science Operations Team. In 2005, a prominent ridge on the east side of the Husband Hill summit on Mars was named “Haskin Ridge” in his honor. On Jan. 22, 2009 he was bestowed another galactic honor with the naming of “Haskin Crater” on the moon.