Michele Bannister

Senior LecturerMichele Bannister

Julius von Haast 624
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

  • Bannister M., Esterling S., Grant W. and Paul A. (2022) Dark Skies as Heritage. University of Canterbury: Towards Tino Rangatiratanga and the Law Speaker Series, 30 Aug 2022.
  • Buchanan L., Schwamb M., Fraser W., Bannister M., Marsset M., Pike R., Kavelaars J., Benecchi S., Lehner M. and Wang S-Y. (2022) Exploring Variability within the Col-OSSOS Sample. In Copernicus GmbH http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/epsc2022-936.
  • Buchanan LE., Schwamb ME., Fraser WC., Bannister MT., Marsset M., Pike RE., Nesvorný D., Kavelaars JJ., Benecchi SD. and Lehner MJ. (2022) Col-OSSOS: Probing Ice Line/Color Transitions within the Kuiper Belt’s Progenitor Populations. Planetary Science Journal 3(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ac42c9.
  • Cordwell AJ., Rattenbury NJ., Bannister MT., Cowan P., Abe F., Barry R., Bennett DP., Bhattacharya A., Bond IA. and Fujii H. (2022) Asteroid Lightcurves from the MOA-II Survey: A pilot study. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 514(2): 3098-3112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac674.
  • Crompvoets BL., Lawler SM., Volk K., Chen Y-T., Gladman B., Peltier L., Alexandersen M., Bannister MT., Gwyn S. and Kavelaars JJ. (2022) OSSOS XXV: Large Populations and Scattering–Sticking in the Distant Trans-Neptunian Resonances. The Planetary Science Journal 3(5): 113-113. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/psj/ac67e0.