Through his pioneering work on the impact origins of lunar craters, Ralph Baldwin (b. 1912, d. 2010) recognized the importance of impacts in the moon's geologic history. Baldwin's contributions to lunar science were published in his books The Face of the Moon (1949) and The Measure of the Moon (1963).
Baldwin was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1981-01-31.
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid
Reference: MPC 41382