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

  • Beaudoin M., Gladman B., Huang Y., Bannister M., Kavelaars JJ., Petit J-M. and Volk K. (2023) OSSOS. XXIX. The Population and Perihelion Distribution of the Detached Kuiper Belt. The Planetary Science Journal 4(8): 145-145. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/psj/ace88d.
  • Brown T., Bannister M. and Revell L. (2023) Envisioning a sustainable future for space launches: a review of current research and policy. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2022.2152467.
  • Dorsey RC., Bannister MT., Lawler SM. and Parker AH. (2023) OSSOS. XXVII. Population Estimates for Theoretically Stable Centaurs between Uranus and Neptune. The Planetary Science Journal 4(6): 110-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/psj/acd771.
  • Fraser WC., Pike RE., Marsset M., Schwamb ME., Bannister MT., Buchanan L., Kavelaars JJ., Benecchi SD., Tan NJ. and Peixinho N. (2023) Col-OSSOS: The Two Types of Kuiper Belt Surfaces. The Planetary Science Journal 4(5): 80-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/psj/acc844.
  • Li JY., Hirabayashi M., Farnham TL., Sunshine JM., Knight MM., Tancredi G., Moreno F., Murphy B., Opitom C. and Chesley S. (2023) Ejecta from the DART-produced active asteroid Dimorphos. Nature 616(7957): 452-456. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-05811-4.