Selected Publications

Snodgrass, C., C. Tubiana, J.-B. Vincent, H. Sierks, S. Hviid, R. Moissl, H. Boehnhardt, C. Barbieri, D. Koschny, P. Lamy, H. Rickman, R. Rodrigo, B. Carry, S.C. Lowry, R.J.M. Laird, P.R. Weissman, A. Fitzsimmons, S. Marchi. (2011). The date of recent asteroid collision P/2010 A2 from Rosetta/OSIRIS observations. Nature, 467, pg. 814-816.

Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., Lamy, P. and Weissman, P.R. (2008) Kuiper-Belt Objects in the Planetary Region: The Jupiter Family Comets. In The Solar System Beyond Neptune book (Eds., Barucci, A., Boehnhardt, H., Cruikshank, D. and Morbidelli, A.). University of Arizona Press Space Science Series. pg. 397-410.

Keller, H.U. and the OSIRIS Science Team.  (2010). E-Type Asteroid (2867) Steins as Imaged by OSIRIS on Board Rosetta. Science, 327, pg 190-193.

Hsieh, H.H., et al. Jewitt, D., Lacerda, P., Lowry, S.C., and Snodgrass, C. (2010). The Return of Activity in Comet 133P/Elst-Pizarro. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 403, pg. 363-377.

Licandro, J., Campins, H., Kelley, M., Fernandez, Y., Delbo, M., Reach, W.T., Groussin, O., Lamy, P.L., Toth, I., A’Hearn, M.F., Bauer, J., Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., Lisse, C.M., Meech, K.J., Pittichova, J., Snodgrass, C., and Weaver, H.A. (2009). Spitzer observations of the asteroid-comet transition object and potential spacecraft target 107P (4015) Wilson-Harrington. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 507, pg. 1667-1670.

Groussin, O., P. Lamy, I. Toth, M. Kelley, Y. Fernandez, Lowry, S.C., Meech, K., Licandro, J., Campins, H., and Snodgrass, C. (2009). The Size and Thermal Properties of the Nucleus of Comet 22P/Kopff. Icarus Notes, 199, p. 568-570.

Küppers, M., et al. (2009). Triple F – A Comet Nucleus Sample Return Mission. Experimental Astronomy (Special Issue for ESA Cosmic Visions proposals), Volume 23, Issue 3, p.809-847.

Meech, K.J., Pittichova, J., Bar-Nun, A., Notesco, G., Laufer, D., Hainaut, O.R., Lowry, S.C., Yeomans D.C., and Pitts M. (2009). Activity of Comets at Large Heliocentric Distances Pre-perihelion. Icarus, 201, Issue 2, p.719-739.

Weissman, P., and Lowry, S.C. (2008). Structure and Density of Cometary Nuclei. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43, p.1033–1047.

Lamy, P.L., Kaasalainen, M., Lowry, S.C., P. Weissman, Barucci, M.A., Carvano, J., Choi, Y.-J., Colas, F., Faury, G., Fornasier, S., Groussin, O., Hicks, M.D., Jorda, L., Larson, S., Toth, I., and B. Warner. (2008). Asteroid 2867 Steins: II. Multi-telescope visible observations, shape reconstruction and rotational state. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 487, p.1179–1185.

Jorda, L., Lamy, P.L., Faury, G., Weissman, P., Barucci, M.A., Fornasier, S., Lowry, S.C., Toth, I., and M. Kuppers. (2008) Asteroid 2867 Steins: I. Photometric properties from OSIRIS/Rosetta and ground-based visible observations. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 487, p.1171–1178.

Durech, J., Vokrouhlicky, D., Kaasalainen, M., Weissman, P., Lowry, S.C., Beshore, E., Higgins, D., Krugly, Y.N., Shevchenko, V.G., Gaftonyuk, N.M., Choi, Y.-J., Kowalski, R.A., Larson, S., Warner, B.D., Marshalkina, A.L., Ibrahimov, M.A, Molotov, I.E., Michałowski, T., and Kitazato, K. (2008). New photometric observations of asteroids (1862) Apollo and (25143) Itokawa – analysis of YORP effect. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 488, p.345–350.

Weissman, P., Hicks, M., Abell, P., Choi, Y-J, and Lowry, S.C. (2008). Rosetta Target Asteroid 2867 Steins: A Very Unusual E-type Asteroid, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43, p905-914.

Snodgrass, C., Lowry, S.C., , Fitzsimmons, A., and Hainaut, O. (2008). Optical observations of 23 distant Jupiter Family Comets, including 36P/Whipple at multiple phase angles. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 385, p.737-756.

Carvano, J.M., Barucci, M.A., Fornasier, S., Delbo, M., Lowry, S.C., and Fitzsimmons, A. (2007). Surface properties of Rosetta's targets (21) Lutetia and (2867) Steins from ESO observations. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 479, p.241-248.

Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., Pravec, P., Vokrouhlicky D., Boehnhardt, H., Taylor, P. Margot, J-L., Galad, A., Irwin, M., Irwin, J., and Kushnirak, P. (2007). Direct Detection of the Asteroidal YORP Effect. Science, 316, p.272-274. (Also see: Rubincam, D.P. and Paddack, S.J. (2007). As Tiny Worlds Turn. Science, 316, p.211-212; Bottke, W.F. (2007). Spun in the Sun. Nature 446, p.382-383)

Taylor, P. Margot, J-L., Vokrouhlicky, D., Scheeres, D., Pravec, P., Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., Nolan, M., Ostro, S., Benner, L. Giorgini, J., and Magri, C. (2007). The Increasing Spin Rate of 54509 (2000 PH5) – A Result of the YORP Effect. Science, 316, p.274-277.

Weissman, P.R., Lowry, S.C. and Choi, Y.-J. (2007). Photometric observations of Rosetta target asteroid 2867 Steins, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 466, p.737-742.

Lowry, S.C. and Weissman, P.R. (2007). Rotation and colour properties of the nucleus of comet 2P/Encke, Icarus, 188, p.212-223.

Kuppers, M., Mottola, S., Lowry, S., A’Hearn, M., Barbieri, C., Barucci, A., Fornasier, S., Groussin, O., Gutierrez, P., Hvidd, S., Keller, H., and Lamy, P. (2007). Determination of the light curve of the Rosetta target Asteroid (2867) Steins by the OSIRIS cameras onboard Rosetta. Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters, 462, p.L13-L16.

Keller, H.U., Kuppers, M., Fornasier, S., Gutierrez, P., Hviid, S., Jorda, L., Knollenberg, J. Lowry, S.C., Rengel, M., Bertini, I., Cremonese, G., Ip, W-H., Koschny, D., and the OSIRIS Science Team. (2007). Observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 around the Deep Impact event by the OSIRIS cameras onboard Rosetta. Icarus (Deep Impact special issue), 187, p.87-103.

Lamy, P., Toth, I., Davidsson, B., Grousin, O., Guiterrez, P., Kaasalainen, M. and Lowry, S. (2007). Portrait of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Target of the Rosetta mission, Space Science Reviews, 128, p.23-66.

Snodgrass, C., Lowry, S.C., and Fitzsimmons, A. (2006). Cometary Photomtery of cometary nuclei: rotation rates, colours and a comparison with Kuiper Belt Objects. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 373, p.1590-1602.

Lowry, S.C. and Williams, I.P. (2006). Comets from Antiquity to the Present Day. Astronomy and Geophysics, 47, p.2.38-41.

Weissman, P.R., Asphaug, E. and Lowry, S.C. (2005). Structure and density of cometary nuclei, Comets II book (Eds., M.C. Festou, M.C., Keller H.U., and Weaver H.A.), University of Arizona Space Science Series. p.337-357.

Lowry, S.C. and Fitzsimmons, A. (2005). WHT observations of distant comets, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 358, p.641-650.

Meech, K., and the Deep Impact Observing Collaborators Team. (2005). Deep Impact: Observations from a Worldwide Earth-Based Campaign, Science, 310, Volume 5746, p.265-269.

Lowry, S.C., Weissman, P.R., Hicks, M.D., Whiteley, R. and Larson, S. (2005). Physical properties of asteroid 25143 Itokawa - Target of the Hayabusa sample return mission, Icarus, 176, p.408-417.

Fernandez, Y.R., Lowry, S.C., Weissman, P.R., Mueller, B.E.A., Samarasinha, N.H., Belton, M.J.S. and Meech, K.J. (2005), New near-aphelion light curves of comet 2P/Encke, Icarus, 175, p.194-214.

Lederer, S.M., Domingue, D., Vilas, F., Abe, M., Farnham, T., Jarvis, K.S., Lowry, S.C., Ohba, Y., Weissman, P.R., French, L.M., Fukai, H., Hasegawa, S., Ishiguro, M., Larson, S.M. and Takagi, Y. (2005). Physical characteristics of MUSES-C target asteroid 1998 SF36 (25143), Icarus, 173, p.153-165.

Lowry, S.C., Coates, A.J., Fitzsimmons, A., Jones, G.H. and Lisse, C.M. (2005). Deep Impact Observing at the Isaac Newtown Telescope, The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group, No. 10, p.6-7.

Snodgrass, C., Fitzsimmons, A. and Lowry, S.C. (2005). The nuclei of comets 7P/Pons-Winnecke, 14P/Wolf and 92P/Sanguin, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 444, p.287-295.

Lowry, S.C. and Weissman, P.R. (2003). CCD observations of distant comets from Palomar and Steward Observatories, Icarus, 164, p.492-503.

Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., and Collander-Brown, S. (2003). CCD photometry of distant comets III: Ensemble properties of Jupiter-family comets, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 397, p.329-343.

Kaasalainen, M., Kwiatkowski, T., Abe, M., Piironen, J., Nakamura, T., Ohba, Y., Dermawan, B., Farnham, T., Colas, F., Lowry, S., Weissman, P., Whiteley, R.J., Tholen, D.J., Larson, S.M., Yoshikawa, M., Toth, I. and Velichko, F.P. (2003). CCD photometry and model of MUSES-C target (25143) 1998 SF36, Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters, 405, p.L29-L32.

Lowry, S.C. and Fitzsimmons, A. (2001). CCD photometry of distant comets II, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365, p.201-213.

Lowry, S.C., Fitzsimmons, A., Cartwright, I.M. and Williams, I.P. (1999). CCD photometry of distant comets, Astronomy and Astrophysics 349, p649-659.