planetary astronomy @ caltech

Caltech's Planetary Astronomy Group is headed by Geological and Planetary Sciences professor Mike Brown. We investigate the solar system and planetary systems using both ground and spacecraft-based observations. In particular, we study Kuiper belt objects, dwarf planets, Titan, other icy satellites, extra-solar planetary systems (from brown dwarfs to stellar disks), and the occasional inner solar system body. Our primary tools are Caltech's premier observing facilities, including Palomar, and Keck Observatories. We also use data from other sources like Hubble Space Telescope, JPL's Cassini Mission, and Spitzer Space Telescope.

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We have spaces for new graduate student researchers

Research activities of the planetary astronomy group
Post Docs, graduate students, and undergrads who work with Mike Brown, and their research activities
Data made available by the group including all KBO spectra from the Keck Telescopes
Links every planetary astronomer needs

This website was last maintained by Kristina Barkume
last updated 1 August 2007