Alex Harrison Parker | Planetary Astronomy

Planetary Astronomer, University of California at Berkeley

Research scientist in planetary astronomy at the Southwest Research Institute, supporting NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, and developing the post-Pluto mission into the Kuiper Belt. Expert in the dynamics of binary minor planets, detection and characterization of trans-Neptunian objects, and the origin of the architecture of our Solar System.

Conceptual illustration of a flyby of Kuiper Belt Object PT1 by NASA's New Horizons in late 2018. 

Conceptual illustration of a flyby of Kuiper Belt Object PT1 by NASA's New Horizons in late 2018. 

Logo designs for "Astronomy on Tap" events.

Logo designs for "Astronomy on Tap" events.

Hubble Space Telescope / Van Gogh's "Starry Night" mosaic.

New Horizons in the Pluto system.

New Horizons in the Pluto system.

Spitzer Space Telescope / Van Gogh's "Road with Cypress and Star" mosaic.

Juno entering the Jupiter system.

Juno entering the Jupiter system.

 Jupiter rising over Europa.

 Jupiter rising over Europa.

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