New Class: Roving on the MoonIn the Fall of 2011, I will be teaching a new class at Caltech where we will design and build a prototype lunar rover. With luck, we will even find a way to get it to the moon.
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
My memoir on the discovery of Eris, the reclassification of Pluto, and my lack
of sleep in between is out in hardback.
You can order the book or just read some reviews.
Here, for example, is what the Wall Street Journal has to say.
Wes Fraser, formerly a postdoc in my group, is now a Plaskett Fellow at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
My sabbatical is long over and I am now back to
working full time in my office on the Caltech campus. Unless
I am at Peet's coffee down the street.
Mike Brown's Planets
Read Mike Brown's Planets , a quasi-weekly column about space and science, planets (full and dwarf), the sun and the moon and the stars, and the joys and frustrations of search, discovery, and life.
The Planet Hunter
A fabulous children's book by Liz Rusch called The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto describes the search for planets in the outer solar system and the vote to demote Pluto.
The book includes, amazingly, drawings of my childhood dog, my green 1965 VW bug, and, best of all, a drawing of my daughter as she might look when she is a few years older.
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
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Pasadena, CA 91125
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