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Major awards to three SN writers.

Major Awards to Three SN Writers

Three SCIENCE NEWS writers won major awards in 1987. Space Sciences Editor Jonathan Eberhart received a unique, first-time award from the organizers of the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference; Senior and Physics Editor Dietrick E. Thomsen was presented the Glenn T. Seaborg Award of the International Platform Association; and former Biomedicine Editor Joanne Silberner, now at U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, received the American Heart Association's Howard W. Blakeslee Award.

Eberhart, who began his career at SCIENCE NEWS in 1960, was recognized in March by the Steering Committee for the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference in Houston for "his contribution to public awareness of the planetary sciences.' The award was presented by Michael Duke of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Eberhart also won the 1976 American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award for magazine science writing.

Thomsen, who came to SCIENCE NEWS in 1968, received the Glenn T. Seaborg Award in Washington, D.C., at the International Platform Association's meeting in August. The annual award--named after the Nobel Prize winner and president of the board of trustees of Science Service, which publishes SCIENCE NEWS--is presented to "that person who has done the most to acquaint the public with important new scientific developments.' Past winners have included Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Stephen J. Gould, Walter Sullivan of the The New York Times and Dennis Flanagan of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.

Silberner, who worked at SCIENCE NEWS from 1982 until April 1987, was given the Blakeslee Award for magazine writing for several articles in SCIENCE NEWS dealing with heart and blood vessel research. She received the award in June at an American Heart Association meeting in Dallas.

Congratulations to all three.

Photo: Eberhart

Photo: Thomsen

Photo: Silberner
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Title Annotation:Jonathan Eberhart, Dietrick E. Thomsen, Joanne Silberner; Science News
Author:Greenberg, Joel
Publication:Science News
Date:Dec 19, 1987
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