Welcome to the Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center (PRPDC) Home Page. The PRPDC is one of seventeen Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIF) around the world, archiving planetary data that serves the planetary research and education community throughout the Pacific.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. B. Ray Hawke. He died Saturday evening, January 24th, at Straub Hospital. He had been in failing health for some time and had been at Straub for about a week. His brother arrived in Honolulu shortly after B. Ray was hospitalized and says that B. Ray died peacefully in his sleep and didn't suffer.
Dr. Hawke was the founding Director of NASA's Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center. Further information regarding a memorial service, etc., will be posted here as it becomes available.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to
La Rue County 4-H
B. Ray Hawke Memorial
807 Old Elizabethtown Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42748
Here is an obituary. A longer remembrance is in preparation and will be posted soon. A memorial page will also be added to this website. If you would like to include your remembrances, stories, pictures, or anything else appropriate please send them to email@example.com. There is no set deadline even after the first version of the page goes up.
The Hawaii Space Lecture Series Presents:
Deconvolving the Complex History
of the Lunar Crust
Dr. Sarah Crites
Jan 27th, 2015
***All lectures are free to attend for the general public, and are held at the following location:***
NASA Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center
HIGP/SOEST University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) Building
1680 East-West Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822