Gilbert A. Clark

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Gilbert (Gil) A. Clark is the founder and Director of the Telescopes In Education (TIE) project.

Awards and Recognition

TIE was recipient of the 1996 Rolex Award for Enterprise for Applied Sciences and Invention. This award resulted from an international competition consisting of more than 2400 applicants, worldwide. TIE director, Gilbert A. Clark, was one of only five laureates honored in 1996. Also in 1996, Gil received the 1996 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award for Excellence, and the JPL Notable Organizational Value-Added Award for his work on TIE. In 1998 noted JPL astronomer Eleanor "Glo" Helin named an asteroid in honor of Gilbert A. Clark.

In 1996, Clark received the Clifford W. Holmes Award for Innovative Telescope Design on behalf of TIE.

Soka University in Japan awarded Gilbert A. Clark their highest achievement medal and proclamation in recognition of the international contribution TIE has made to education and peace.


Gil Clark resides in Portal, Arizona

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