1. Astrobiologist Receives Paleontological Society Medal

    Please join the NASA Astrobiology Program in congratulating Bill Schopf on receiving the Paleontological Society Medal, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Paleontological Society. He received the honor on November 4, 2012, at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting. A member of the NAI for over ten years, Schopf is Professor of Paleobiology in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at UCLA, and the author of Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils.