Harold F. (Hal) Levison (born 1959) is an American planetary scientist specializing in planetary dynamics. He currently works at the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, and studies planetary orbits and their evolution through Solar System history.
Harold F. Levison
|Alma mater||Franklin and Marshall College|
|Institutions||Southwest Research Institute|
|Doctoral advisor||D. O. Richstone|
Levison argued for a distinction between what are now called dwarf planets and the other eight planets based on their inability to "clear the neighborhood around their orbits", although his proposal suggested the terms "unterplanet" and "überplanet" and used the word "dwarf" to mean something else.
- "NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System". January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- Dennis Ward (2002). "Solar System Dynamics: Planet V and Lunar Late Heavy Bombardment" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- Stern, S. Alan; Levison, Harold F. (2002). "Regarding the criteria for planethood and proposed planetary classification schemes" (PDF). Highlights of Astronomy. 12: 205–213, as presented at the XXIVth General Assembly of the IAU–2000 [Manchester, UK, 7–18 August 2000]. Bibcode:2002HiA....12..205S. doi:10.1017/S1539299600013289.