Senior trustee and retired Goddard Space Flight Center astronomer Jaylee Mead died September 14 at the age of 83 from congestive heart failure. Mead joined the Carnegie board in 1999 and she and her husband Gilbert, a geophysicist, were members of the Hubble Society. In addition to her many other contributions, Mead established the Vera Rubin fellowship to honor her former teacher and Carnegie astronomer, Vera Rubin. Members of the Hubble Society have contributed between $1 million and $10 million to Carnegie science. For more see the Washington Post and WAMU.


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