Don Edward Wilhelms (born July 5, 1930) is a former United States Geological Survey geologist who contributed to geologic mapping of the Earth's moon and to the geologic training of the Apollo astronauts. He is the author of To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration (1993), The geologic history of the Moon (1987), and he co-authored the Geologic Map of the Near Side of the Moon (1971) with John F. McCauley. Wilhelms also contributed to Apollo Over the Moon: A View from Orbit (NASA SP-362). He has also contributed to the study of Mars (including Mariner 9), Mercury, and Ganymede.
Don Edward Wilhelms
|Born||July 5, 1930|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Pomona College|
|Awards||G.K. Gilbert Award, Shoemaker Distinguished Lunar Scientist Award|
|Institutions||United States Geological Survey|
- To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration. Don E. Wilhelms, University of Arizona Press (1993). ISBN 978-0816510658
- The geologic history of the Moon, 1987, Wilhelms, Don E.; with sections by McCauley, John F.; Trask, Newell J. USGS Professional Paper: 1348. (online)
- Geologic Map of the Near Side of the Moon, USGS I-703, Don E. Wilhelms and John F. McCauley, 1971 (L&PI web version)
- Apollo Over the Moon: A View from Orbit (online version) (NASA SP-362), 1978
- Interview with Donald Wilhelms for NOVA series: To the Moon WGBH Educational Foundation, raw footage, 1998
- To A Rocky Moon, 1993, PDF version available from L&PI
- The geologic history of the Moon, 1987, PDF version available from USGS
- Astrogeology Science Center page on Wilhelms
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