Steven P. Souza

After a successful career in private research and development, which included many patents and other advances in the technology of medical imaging, you joined our Department of Astronomy, as both a researcher and a resource. As supervisor of the Hopkins Observatory you have advanced the work of faculty and students—coordinating observations, teaching labs, guiding teaching assistants, supporting expeditions around the world, and being the invaluable technology whisperer to the welter of equipment upon which all of this work depends. Your countless hours running labs have led to close relationships with students that have continued long after graduation. Your own research, alone and in collaboration, has resulted in a long list of papers and chapters, along with books for school- and college-age audiences. You have contributed to discoveries regarding Pluto and its largest moon. You were the first author on an equipment-focused paper that has been particularly much cited. Thus your influence has spread well beyond these surrounding hills. All of this is heady stuff, though perhaps none more so than finding your soul mate at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

I hereby declare you Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, Emeritus, entitled to all the rights, honors, and privileges appertaining thereto.

June 2, 2019