Faculty

Dr. Will Grundy

Dr. Will Grundy joined Lowell Observatory’s science staff in 1997. His research involves icy outer Solar System

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Dr. Jennifer Hanley

Dr. Jennifer Hanley’s main research interest is liquid stability across the Solar System, with particular focus on

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Dr. Deidre Hunter

Dr. Deidre Hunter’s primary scientific interest is tiny irregular galaxies — how they originate, evolve, and produce

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Dr. Stephen Levine

Dr. Stephen Levine coordinates the operation of the Lowell Discovery Telescope and also carries out research focused on

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Dr.Joe Llama, Astronomer at Lowell Observatory
Dr. Joe Llama

A native of Wales, Dr. Joe Llama studies the magnetic fields of both exoplanets (planets that orbit stars other than the

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Dr. Lisa Prato, astronomer at Lowell Observatory
Dr. Lisa Prato

Dr. Lisa Prato’s research focuses primarily on young binary stars, from studies of their origin, evolution, and

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Dr. Phil Massey, Lowell Observatory Astrononer
Dr. Phil Massey

Dr. Phil Massey studies massive stars (O-type, Wolf-Rayet, yellow and red supergiants), binary stars, young clusters,

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Dr. Nick Moskovitz

Dr. Nick Moskovitz’s research involves observations and simple models of minor planets in the solar system. His work

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Dr. Dave Schleicher

Dr. Dave Schleicher’s major research interests include the physical properties, chemical composition, and behavior of

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Dr. Gerard van Belle

Dr. Gerard van Belle’s research concentrates on the fundamental properties of stars-- masses, linear radii, and

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Dr. Larry Wasserman

Dr. Larry Wasserman’s major research interests include the study of solar system bodies via occultations and

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Dr. Michael West, Deputy Director for Science at Lowell Observatory
Dr. Michael West

As Deputy Director for Science, Dr. Michael West is responsible for a number of tasks relating to the observatory’s

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Emeriti

Dr Ted Bowell, Emeritus Astronomer at Lowell Observatory
Dr. Edward “Ted” Bowell

Dr. Ted Bowell’s research centered on the discovery and orbit computation of near-Earth asteroids and comets. Some of

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Dr. Otto Franz, Lowell Observatory Emeritus Astronomer
Dr. Otto Franz

Dr. Otto Franz’s research specialty is investigating binary stars to expand our knowledge of stellar masses and better

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Dr Wes Lockwood. Emeritus Astronomer at Lowell Observatory
Dr. Wes Lockwood

Dr. Wes Lockwood’s major research interests include the luminosity variations of the sun, solar and stellar activity

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Dr Nat White, Emeritus Astronomer
Dr. Nat White

Dr. Nat White’s major research interests include the measurement of stellar properties using lunar occultations and

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Adjuncts

Dr. Kaspar von Braun, Adjunct Astronomer, Lowell Observatory
Dr. Kaspar von Braun

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