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Experts on Ground-based observing

Name Missions & Mission Experience Targets Techniques Major Facilities & Instrument Development

Elisabeth Adams
Kepler Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Kuiper Belt, Pluto, Small satellites Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Space-based observing IRTF, MMT ** Cameras

Susan Benecchi
New Horizons Dwarf planets, Kuiper Belt, Pluto Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Photometry

Roger Clark
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), Europa Clipper, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Observer, MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission Co-Investigator Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Planetary rings, Pluto, Saturn, Small satellites, Titan, Uranus, Venus, Vesta Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

Don Davis
Apollo Asteroids, Moon, Vesta Celestial Mechanics, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling

Rebecca Ghent
LRO, Mars 2020, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Remote sensing, Radar, Tectonics, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping

Amara Graps
Cassini, Dawn, Galileo, IRAS, New Horizons, Rosetta, Ulysses, Voyager ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down, Science operations Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Enceladus, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Io torus, Jupiter, Meteorites, Moon, Planetary rings, Saturn, Small satellites, Solar particles/Solar wind, Uranus, Vesta Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Magnetospherics, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing, Volcanism IRTF, Palomar ** Cameras, Dust counter

Tommy Grav
NEOWISE Asteroids, Comets, Icy satellites, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Neptune, Saturn, Small satellites, Uranus Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Space-based observing

Bill Hartmann
Mariner 9 Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Mars, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Volcanism

Henry Hsieh
Asteroids, Comets, Interplanetary Dust, Small satellites Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Astrobiology

Liz Jensen
Cassini, MESSENGER Solar particles/Solar wind Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing

Lucille Le Corre
Cassini, Dawn, Hayabusa 1 (Japan), Hayabusa 2 (Japan), OSIRIS-REx ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Science operations Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Europa, Icy satellites, Meteorites, Small satellites, Titan, Vesta Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy IRTF ** Cameras, Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Larry Lebofsky
Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Meteorites, Moon, Pluto, Small satellites Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing

Jian-Yang Li
Chang'E 2 (China), Dawn, Deep Impact, EPOXI, HST, OSIRIS-REx, Stardust-NExT ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Mission science team, Science operations Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Interplanetary Dust, Small satellites, Vesta Ground-based observing, Mapping, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Thermal modeling ALMA, Gemini, Palomar

Jeff Morgenthaler
GALEX, Sounding Rockets Comets, Earth, Europa, Gas giants, Io, Io torus, Jupiter, Solar particles/Solar wind Aeronomy, Astrometry, Atmospheres, Calorimetry, Ground-based observing, Photometry, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy Kitt Peak ** Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers, X-ray spectrometers

Beatrice Mueller
Asteroids, Comets, Trans-Neptunian objects Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Photometry Cerro Tololo

Julie Rathbun
Cassini, Europa Clipper Icy satellites, Io Remote sensing, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing

Vishnu Reddy
Dawn ** Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Mission science team Asteroids, Ceres, Meteorites, Small satellites, Vesta Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy

Jim Rice
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Mars Global Surveyor, MRO Mars Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing

Nalin Samarasinha
Asteroids, Comets, Kuiper Belt Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing Cerro Tololo, Kitt Peak

Juan Sanchez
Asteroids, Meteorites, Small satellites Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy

Joe Spitale
Cassini, Dawn, Galileo, HST, Voyager ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission operations, Requirements generation and flow down, Science operations, Spacecraft navigation Asteroids, Enceladus, Icy satellites, Planetary rings, Small satellites Astrobiology, Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Radiometry, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing, Thermal modeling IRTF ** Cameras, Imaging spectrometers

Mark Sykes
Dawn, IRAS, Spitzer ** Data archive, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team Asteroids, Ceres, Charon, Comets, Dwarf planets, Interplanetary Dust, Pluto, Small satellites, Vesta Ground-based observing, Photometry, Radiometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing IRTF

Ed Tedesco
IRAS, ISO (ESA), IUE, NEOSSat (Canada), Spitzer Asteroids, Ceres, Pluto, Small satellites, Vesta Ground-based observing, Photometry, Space-based observing

Cristina Thomas
OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Small satellites Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Ground-based observing

David Vaniman
MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

Faith Vilas
Hayabusa 1 (Japan), MESSENGER Asteroids, Dwarf planets, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites Ground-based observing, Remote sensing, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy Cerro Tololo, MMT ** Cameras, Spectrometers

Paul Weissman
Galileo, Rosetta Asteroids, Comets, Kuiper Belt, Small satellites Space-based observing, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing

Rebecca Williams
Mars Odyssey, MRO, MSL Earth, Mars Remote sensing, Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping

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