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Henry Roe, Astronomer

Dr. Henry Roe's research interests focus on observational studies of surfaces and atmospheres in the outer solar system. His current projects include observing Pluto's thin methane atmosphere with the 10-m Keck telescopes, monitoring Titan's methane weather with a variety of ground-based telescopes, and acting as Principal Investigator for the Near-Infrared High-Throughput Spectrometer (NIHTS). NIHTS will be in the first suite of instruments for Lowell Observatory's new 4.3-m Discovery Channel Telescope.

Roe earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Williams College. He then earned Masters and PhD degrees in Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006 Roe moved to Lowell Observatory after a post-doctoral fellowship at Caltech in Pasadena. He is an expert in ground-based planetary observations using techniques such as high-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy and adaptive optics.

Roe is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Northern Arizona and Chair of Gemini Observatory's Science & Technology Advisory Committee.


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