Scholars & Researchers

Our astronomers aren’t the only ones doing science at Lowell. Our team also includes many scholars and researchers who work on a variety of projects.

Researchers

Dr. Danielle Adams

Dr. Adams is responsible for leading the strategic marketing and branding efforts of Lowell Observatory. Dr. Adams [...]

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Dr. Kathryn Neugent

Dr. Kathryn Neugent works with Dr. Phil Massey on a variety of observational massive star research, from unevolved O and [...]

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Brian Skiff

Brian Skiff has spent nearly 40 years at Lowell Observatory as an observer and research assistant. Among Skiff'’s [...]

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Dr. Audrey Thirouin

Dr. Thirouin’s area of expertise is the study of the diverse small body populations in our Solar System. She is using [...]

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Allison Bair

Allison Bair assists astronomer Dr. David Schleicher with his research on the origins and evolution of comets, with a [...]

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Zeke Bandeleir, Research Assistant at Lowell Observatory
Zeke Bandelier

Zeke Bandelier studies hydrated chlorine salt distribution on Mars. These salts can depress the freezing point of water, [...]

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Brian Burt

Brian Burt works with Dr. Nick Moskovitz to acquire and catalog asteroid physical properties. This work is a [...]

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Megan Gialluca, Researvh Assistant at Lowell Observatory
Megan Gialluca

Megan Gialluca joined Lowell Observatory in the fall of 2018 as a public program educator. In May of 2020 she became a [...]

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Sean Graham, Research Intern, Lowell Observatory
Sean Graham

Sean Graham works with Lowell astronomer Dr. Lisa Prato, assisting with her research on young binary star systems. He [...]

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Cody Huls, Research Assistant, Lowell Observatory
Cody Huls

Cody Hulls characterizes young, low-mass, spectroscopic binary stars in nearby star-forming regions. His work has [...]

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Tom Polakis

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Hanna Zigo
Hannah Zigo

Hannah Zigo works with Dr. Nick Moskovitz on the Mission Accessible Near-earth Objects (MANOS) mission. Zigo began her [...]

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PhD Students

Erin Aadland, Lowell Observatory Research Associate
Erin Aadland

Erin Aadland studies the evolution of massive Wolf-Rayet stars. She works with Dr. Phil Massey at Lowell Observatory and [...]

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Haylee Archer,
Haylee Archer

Haylee Archer's research focuses on dwarf irregular galaxies. A graduate student of Dr. Deidre Hunter of Lowell [...]

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Lauren Biddle

Lauren Biddle is a PhD student working with both Lisa Prato and Joe Llama, who uses the exquisite photometry from [...]

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Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark is interested in the intersection between stellar astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation. Her [...]

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Anna Engle
Anna Engle

Anna Engle works in the Astrophysical Materials Lab with Dr. Jennifer Hanley of Lowell Observatory. She focuses on the [...]

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Annika Gustafsson
Annika Gustafsson

Annika Gustafsson specializes in near-infrared spectroscopy of small solar system bodies, including both comets and [...]

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Shih-Yun Tang, Lowell Observatory
Shih-Yun Tang

Shih-Yun Tang is a graduate student from Taiwan studying at the Northern Arizona University and working with Dr. Lisa [...]

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CeCe Thieberger
Cece Thieberger

Cece Thieberger is a Ph.D. student at Northern Arizona University (NAU), working under the supervision of Lowell [...]

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