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Experts on Ground-based observing

Name Missions & Mission Experience Targets Techniques Major Facilities & Instrument Development
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Elisabeth Adams
Kepler Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Kuiper Belt, Pluto, Small satellites Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Space-based observing IRTF, MMT ** Cameras
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Susan Benecchi
New Horizons Dwarf planets, Kuiper Belt, Pluto Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Photometry
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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
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Don Davis
Apollo Asteroids, Moon, Vesta Celestial Mechanics, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling
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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
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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
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Tommy Grav
NEOWISE Asteroids, Comets, Icy satellites, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Neptune, Saturn, Small satellites, Uranus Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Space-based observing
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Bill Hartmann
Mariner 9 Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Mars, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Volcanism
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Henry Hsieh
Asteroids, Comets, Interplanetary Dust, Small satellites Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy
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Liz Jensen
Cassini, MESSENGER Solar particles/Solar wind Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing
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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
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Larry Lebofsky
Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Meteorites, Moon, Pluto, Small satellites Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing
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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
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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
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Beatrice Mueller
Asteroids, Comets, Trans-Neptunian objects Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Photometry Cerro Tololo
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Julie Rathbun
Cassini, Europa Clipper Icy satellites, Io Remote sensing, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing
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Jim Rice
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Mars Global Surveyor, MRO Mars Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing
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Nalin Samarasinha
Asteroids, Comets, Kuiper Belt Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing Cerro Tololo, Kitt Peak
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Juan Sanchez
Asteroids, Meteorites, Small satellites Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy
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Sarah Sonnett
NEOWISE Asteroids, Comets, Dwarf planets, Trans-Neptunian objects Astrobiology, Astrometry, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Shape modeling, Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy Kitt Peak ** Cameras
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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
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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
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Ed Tedesco
IRAS, ISO (ESA), IUE, NEOSSat (Canada), Spitzer Asteroids, Ceres, Pluto, Small satellites, Vesta Ground-based observing, Photometry, Space-based observing
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Cristina Thomas
OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Small satellites Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Ground-based observing
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David Vaniman
MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping
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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
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Paul Weissman
Galileo, Rosetta Asteroids, Comets, Kuiper Belt, Small satellites Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing
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Rebecca Williams
Mars Odyssey, MRO, MSL ** Mission Co-Investigator, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing Cameras

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