All in the Family

By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Coordinator, Society for Science & the Public

In the mid 1950s in Indiana, Roger Cuffey (STS 1957) set up two telescopes on his front porch in order to view Mars during close approaches.  He used these observations, along with comparisons to previous maps, to create detailed surface maps of the planet and its large lava fields that were surrounded by dusty deserts. He submitted this work to the Westinghouse Science Talent Search (now the Intel Science Talent...

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