Michele Bannister

Senior LecturerMichele 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lintott C., Bannister MT. and Mackereth JT. (2022) Predicting the Water Content of Interstellar Objects from Galactic Star Formation Histories. Astrophysical Journal Letters 924(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ac41d5.
  • 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.
  • Alexandersen M., Greenstreet S., Gladman BJ., Bannister MT., Chen YT., Gwyn SDJ., Kavelaars JJ., Petit JM., Volk K. and Lehner MJ. (2021) OSSOS. XXIII. 2013 VZ70 and the Temporary Coorbitals of the Giant Planets. Planetary Science Journal 2(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ac1c6b.