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.

National Geographic:

Scientists Discover a Dark Moon in the Distant Solar System (April 2016)

 

Science:

"How Pluto's most spectacular image was made - and nearly lost." (July 2015)

 

Universe Today:

"Some Planet-like Kuiper Belt Objects Don't Play 'Nice' (January 2013)

"Neptune Acquitted on One Count of Harassment" (October 2010)

 

Wired interview:

"Astronomer Creates Hubble Image Mashup of Starry Night and Composes Cosmic Conciertos" Jakob Schiller (October 2012)

 

Discovery News:

"All of Kepler's Exoplanets Orbiting One Star" Ian O'Neil (August 2012)

"Hubble Mosaic Pays Tribute to Van Gogh" Jennifer Ouellette (September 2012)

"Space Music: Supernova Sonatas and Neil's Armsong" Robert Lamb (June 2011)

 

Nature News:

"Kuiper Belt may be Born of Collisions" Rick Lovett (October 2010)

 

Scientific American:

"Wanted: New Worlds beyond Pluto" Ken Croswell (April 2013)

"All 2299 Kepler exoplanet candidates orbiting one star" Kelly Oakes (August 2012) 

 

io9:

"Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night Recreated Entirely Out Of Real Galaxy Images" Meredith Woerner (September 2012)

"And now, a video of 2,299 exoplanets orbiting a single star" Robert T. Gonzalez (August 2012)

"Three years of supernova explosions become beautiful music" Alasdair Wilkins (May 2011)

 

CBC:

"Quirks and Quarks" radio interview: "Neptune Not Guilty" (October 2010)

 

Astronomy Now:

"Neptune not guilty of moving Kuiper Belt" (October 2010)

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