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

  • Abedin AY., Kavelaars JJ., Greenstreet S., Petit JM., Gladman B., Lawler S., Bannister M., Alexandersen M., Chen YT. and Gwyn S. (2021) OSSOS. XXI. Collision Probabilities in the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt. Astronomical Journal 161(4) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/abe418.
  • 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.
  • Fraser WC., Benecchi SD., Kavelaars JJ., Marsset M., Pike RE., Bannister MT., Schwamb ME., Volk K., Nesvorny D. and Alexandersen M. (2021) Col-ossos: The distinct color distribution of single and binary cold classical kbos. Planetary Science Journal 2(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/abf04a.
  • Lin HW., Chen YT., Volk K., Gladman B., Murray-Clay R., Alexandersen M., Bannister MT., Lawler SM., Ip WH. and Lykawka PS. (2021) OSSOS: The eccentricity and inclination distributions of the stable Neptunian Trojans. Icarus 361 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114391.
  • Ridden-Harper R., Bannister MT. and Kokotanekova R. (2021) No Rotational Variability in C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) at 23.8 au and 21.1 au as Seen by TESS. Research Notes of the AAS 5(7): 161-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2515-5172/ac1512.