Michele Bannister

Lecturer in AstrophysicsMichele Bannister

Beatrice Tinsley 411
Internal Phone: 90336

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

The small worlds of the Solar System provide insights into its early history. As a planetary astronomer, I am interested in understanding how they formed, evolved and reached their present orbits. I use wide-field imaging surveys to discover minor planets, and large telescopes to understand their surfaces.

Recent Publications

  • Ashton E., Gladman B., Kavelaars JJ., Jones RL., Krughoff KS., Alexandersen M., Bannister MT., Chen YT., Gwyn S. and Petit JM. (2021) OSSOS. XVII. An upper limit on the number of distant planetary objects in the Solar System. Icarus 356 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113793.
  • Lin HW., Chen Y-T., Volk K., Gladman B., Murray-Clay R., Alexandersen M., Bannister MT., Lawler SM., Ip W-H. and Lykawka PS. (2021) OSSOS: The eccentricity and inclination distributions of the stable Neptunian Trojans. Icarus 361 114391: 114391-114391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114391.
  • Bannister MT., Nobes D., Sletten RS., Godfrey MJ. and Cottrell P.. (2020) Conductive layer detection in periglacial Antarctic environment with time-domain electromagnetics. In SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting 2019: 4795-4799. http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/segam2019-3216273.1.
  • Bannister MT., Nobes DC., Godfrey MJ. and Sletten RS.. (2020) Imaging buried massive ice in Victoria valley, antarctica, with multi-electrode electrical resistivity and ground penetrating radar. In SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting 2019: 2828-2832. http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/segam2019-3206017.1.
  • Bodewits D., Noonan JW., Feldman PD., Bannister MT., Farnocchia D., Harris WM., Li JY., Mandt KE., Parker JW. and Xing ZX. (2020) The carbon monoxide-rich interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. Nature Astronomy 4(9): 867-871. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1095-2.