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At the end of a long night on La Palma, 2013

I am an astronomer in the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre and a member of the Solar System Group. My primary research interests are in performing observations of minor bodies in our solar system, comets and asteroids. These studies are generally based on observations performed on the UK supported telescopes in the Canary Islands (ING) and Chile ( ESO), although for the past few years I’ve also been looking at the firehose of data from Pan-STARRS 1. For an idea of what these telescopes look like, here’s a picture of me standing nervously under the ESO Very Large Telescope.

My “official” University stats page is here, but in summary I am a currently a member of the following  current projects:

At the start of a long night on La Silla, 2011