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Shoemaker Center for Astrogeology Ribbon Cutting

Flagstaff Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson helps Carolyn Shoemaker cut the ribbon for the new Shoemaker Center for Astrogeology

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The ribbon was cut for Flagstaff's new Shoemaker Center for Astrogeology, declaring the building officially finished and ready to be moved into by USGS Astrogeology Research Program staff members. The ceremony was attended by a small crowd including Carolyn Shoemaker, Flagstaff Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson, Astrogeology Program Chief Wes Ward, the building contractor Chuck Bowers, and many USGS staff members. The building is named for Gene Shoemaker, founder of the USGS Astrogeology Research Program, husband of Carolyn Shoemaker, and world-reknowned astrogeologist.