CURRICULUM VITA AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jan 18, 2015

Michael James Scott Belton

                                      PERSONAL DATA

Address: 430 S. Randolph Way Tucson, Arizona 85716

Telephone: (520) 795-6286

Birthdate: xxxxxxx, xxx4

Birthplace: Bognor Regis, England. Moved to Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, 1938; moved to California, 1959; moved to Arizona, 1964. Son of Alexander Edward Belton and Millicent Myra (Britt) Belton.

Nationality: Naturalized U.S. Citizen, 1975

Marital Status:

Married Helyn Judith Louie, Oakland, California, 1961. Deceased, March 30, 1997. Married Anna Don, Tucson, Arizona. April 11, 1998

Children: Scott Alexander (1963) and Lisé Myra (1962)

Military Service: Royal Air Force (1953-1955)

EDUCATION

1944 - 1953 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Gainsborough, England

1953 Royal Air Force Radio School, Weston-super-Mare

1955 - 1959 B.Sc. (Honors, First Class), University of St. Andrews, Scotland

1959 - 1964 Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

EMPLOYMENT

1959 - 1964 Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley.     Teaching  Assistant (1959 - 60), Research Assistant (1960 - 64)

Summer 1960 Research Assistant, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Summer 1961 Research Assistant, Lick Observatory

1964 - 2000 Kitt Peak National Observatory; Junior Astronomer (1964 - 1966); Assistant Astronomer (1966 - 1968); Associate Astronomer (1968 - 1973); Astronomer (1973 - 2000)

2000 – present Emeritus Astronomer, Kitt Peak National Observatory

2000 – present President, Belton Space Exploration Initiatives, LLC

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY

1973 - 1974 Member, Priorities Committee

1974 - 1976 Chairman, Priorities Committee

1975 - 1976 Member, Solar System Program Steering Committee

1976 - 1977 Chairman, Solar System Program Steering Committee

1979 - 1981 Member, Post-Doctoral Candidate 1983 - 1984 Committee

1979 - 1982 Member, Telescope Allocation Committee

1978 - 1984 Member, Observatory Council

1983 - 1992 Summer Student Program

1984 - 1987 Member, NNTT Advisory and Proposal Committees

1987 - 1988 Postdoctoral Selection Committee

1987 - 1989 NOAO "Investment/Retirement Plan" Committee

1993 - 1994 Organizer of KPNO activities for the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy with Jupiter

1995 Organizer of KPNO activities to observe Comet Hyakutake

1998 - 2000 Member, solar system subcommittee of telescope allocation committee

 

CONSULTING AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

1976 Member, Committee on Arrangements for Space Telescope Institute ("Hornig" Committee)

1978 - 1981 Member, Astronomy Survey Committee ("Field" Committee)

1980 Member, Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, Space Science Board

1989 - 1990 Member, Planetary Panel, AASC ("Bahcall" Committee)

2001 – 2002 Chair, Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey ("Belton" Committee)

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

1968 - 1970 Venus Panel, Lunar and Planetary Missions Board

1968 - 1970 Office of Space Science, Astronomy Subcommittee

1969 - 1970 Member, Imaging Science Advisory Team, Mariner Venus/Mercury 1973 Mission

1969 - 1970 Member, UV Spectroscopy Advisory Team, Mariner Venus/Mercury 1973 Mission

1970 - 1975 Member, Imaging Science Flight Team, Mariner Venus/Mercury

1970 - 1975 Co-experimenter, UV Spectroscopy Experiment, Mariner Venus/Mercury

1971 - 1972 Team Leader, Imaging Experiment Team, Definition Phase of the Outer Planets Mission

1971 - 1972 Member, UV Spectroscopy Advisory Team, Outer Planets Mission

1972 - 1973 Member, Outer Planets Science Advisory Committee

1974 - 1976 Member, Operations Working Group in Shuttle Astronomy

1974 - 1975 Member, Mariner Jupiter/Uranus Science Advisory Committee

1975 - 1977 Member, Physical Sciences Committee

1976 - 1977 Chairman, Comet Halley Science Working Group

1977 - 1978 Chairman, Comet Science Working Group

1977 - 2003 Team Leader, Galileo Mission Imaging Science Team

1977 - 1979 Member, Management Operations Working Group for Airborne Astronomy

1978 - 1979 Member, Comet Science Working Group

1978 - 1979 Member, Space Science Advisory Committee

1980 Member, Working Group on Earth Orbital Solar System Astronomy, NASA

1980 - 1990 Member, International Halley Watch Steering Committee

1981 - 1982 Chairman, Science Working Group for Spacelab Observations of Comet Halley

1981 - 1984 Member, Working Group on Primitive Bodies, Solar System Exploration Committee

1984 Member, Space Station Task Force ("Banks" Committee)

1984 - 1990 Member, Instrument Development Science Team: Imaging System Facility Development, NASA

1985 Co-Chairman, Planetary Science from Earth Orbit Working Group

1987 - 1994 Chairman, NASA Planetary Astronomy Proposal Review Committee

1987 - 1991 Chairman, Orbiting Planetary Telescope (formally "Planetenteleskop") Science Working Group

1987 - 1989 Member, CRAF/CASSINI Imaging System Design Team

1986 - 1989 Member and Chair, NASA Planetary Astronomy Review Committee

1989 - 1991 Member of Science Working Group for NASA (Code SL) "Discovery" Program

1991    Member, NASA Planetary Astronomy MOWG

1991 - 1995 Chair of NASA/Keck Observatory Review Team

1991 - 1993 Member, IRTF Management and Operations Working Group

1993 - 1997 Chair, IRTF MOWG

1993 - 1996 Member, NASA Small Bodies SWG

1993 - 1994 Member, NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) Science Definition Team

1993 - 1994 Member, NASA TOPSSWG ("Towards Other Planets")

1995 - 1996 Member of NASA Solar System Exploration Roadmap committee

1996 - 1997 Chair, NASA/Keck Management and Operations Working Group

1997 - 1998 Chair, NASA/Keck -IRTF Management and Operations Working Group

1998 - 1998 Member, NASA/Keck -IRTF Management and Operations Working Group

1997 - 1999 Member, NASA Comet Science Working Group

1999 – 2004 Co-Investigator and Deputy Principal Investigator, CONTOUR mission.

2001 – 2006 Co-Investigator and Deputy Principal Investigator, DEEP IMPACT mission.

2007 – present Co-Investigator, EPOXI mission.

2007 – present Co-investigator, NExT mission

OTHER

1971 - 1973 Consultant to Martin-Marietta Corp.

1981 - 1982 Consultant to Science Applications Inc.

1976    Consultant to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CIT

1978 - 1979 Member, Princeton University Space Telescope Science Institute Advisory Group

1968 - 1970 Member of Board, Beacon Foundation for the Mentally Retarded; 1975-1976; 1984 - 1994 Treasurer; 1983 - 1984 Nominating Committee, Beacon Foundation

1976 Visiting Committee Member, Lunar and Planetary Lab and Department of Planetary Sciences, U. of Arizona

1977 Visiting Committee Member, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

2012 Visiting Committee Member, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

1984 Consultant to NASA

1984 - 1986 Chairman, Ad Hoc Scientific Working Group on Solar System Studies, Space Telescope Science Institute

1990 - 2003 Member, Advisory Council for the Small Bodies Node of the Planetary Data System

1993 - 1995 Principal Investigator, SMACS (Small Mission To Asteroids and Comets) Discovery Program Proposal Team

1986 - 1997 Member, Steering Committee for the International Jupiter Watch

1995 - 1998 Member, NASA Steering Committee for Observation of C/Hale-Bopp

2001 – 2002 Chair, National Research Council Decadal Survey of Solar System Exploration. 2003-2013.

2005 – 2007 Chair-Elect, Chair, and Retiring Chair, of the AAAS Section on Astronomy (D)

EDITORIAL

1970 - 1990 Associate Editor: Icarus

1993 - 1995 Associate Editor: Planetary and Space Science

MAJOR CONFERENCES

1968 Chairman: 2nd Arizona Conference on Planetary Atmospheres. "The Atmosphere of Venus," Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona

1970 Co-Chairman (with R. Goody): 4th Arizona Conference on Planetary Atmospheres. "Motions in Planetary Atmospheres," Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, Arizona

1981 National Chairman: Annual Meeting of AAS Division for Planetary Sciences, Pittsburgh

1987 "Time Variable Phenomena in the Jovian System," Flagstaff; Chairman, Scientific Program Committee

1992 Program Chairman: Annual Meeting of AAS Division of Planetary Science, Munich

SOCIETIES

1964 - present American Astronomical Society Vice-President (1982 - 1984

AAS Heineman Prize Committee (1985 - 1988)

1991 - 1993 AAS Committee on Public Policy

1968 - present. Division for Planetary Sciences, AAS Nominating Committee (1971 - 1973); Committee (1976 - 1979); Vice-Chairman (1980 - 1981); Chairman (1981 - 1982); Committee (1983). Past Chairman; Nominating Committee (1986 - 1989)

1965 - present American Association for Advancement in Science, Fellow (1980); 1985 - 1987 AAAS, Section D (Astronomy), Chairman; 2005 - 2006 AAAS, Section D (Astronomy), Chairman

1976 - present International Astronomical Union; Commission 16, Organizing Committee (1976 - 1979)

1971 - 2000 American Meterological Society Professional Member

1980 - present Planetary Society (Founding Member)

Present European Geosciences Union (member)

Present American Geophysical Union (member)

HONORS

1962 - 1963 Lick Fellow, University of California

1959 Ranked 1st Class in B.Sc. (Honours) of St. Andrews

1957 Astronomy Class Medal 2nd B.Sc. Examination

1974 NASA Group Achievement Award, (Mariner 10 TV Science)

1986 NASA Certificate of Appreciation (Scientific uses of the Space Station)

1986 NASA Award for materially contributing to the success of the recovering Comet Giacobini-Zinner in 1984 and the ICE Mission (with George Will)

1985 - 1994 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

1990 NASA Certificate in recognition of contributions made to the Galileo Mission

1991 Asteroid 3498 = 1981 EG14; named "Belton" in recognition of contributions to Solar System astrophysics

1991 NASA Group Achievement Award for Galileo Orbiter Instrument Design, Development and Test

1993 NASA Group Achievement Award for the GOPEX Demonstration Team for Concurrence.

1993 NASA Group Achievement Award for the Galileo Encounter Team

1994 Awarded "Editor’s Letter of Commendation." by the Editor of Icarus

1995 Awarded the Gerard P. Kuiper Prize of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences.

1995 NASA Group Achievement award for the Galileo Ida Encounter/ Dactyl Discovery Team

NASA Group Achievement award for the Galileo Orbital Operations Recovery Team

1998 NASA Group Achievement award for the Galileo Project Team

2001 Space Studies Board Certificate of Appreciation as chair of the solar system exploration survey committee steering group.

2011 NASA Group Achievement Award for EPOXI Science Team

2011 NASA Group Achievement Award for Stardust-NExT Science Team

2011 NASA Group Achievement Award for EPOXI Project Team

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research in Astronomy and Space Science, in particular;

Physics of Planetary Atmospheres

High Resolution Ground-based Spectroscopy

Physics of Comets

Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems