Brian D. Warner
Director, Palmer Divide Observatory, Colorado Springs, CO
Owner/Director of the privately funded observatory established in 1999.
Assistant Editor / Contributing Author, Minor Planet Bulletin
Assistant to editor, Richard Binzel. Responsible for reviewing and editing proposed
articles for style, accuracy, and formatting so that paper meets MPB guidelines.
Lead author of the regular "Lightcurve Opportunities" article. This is a list
of targets of interest for lightcurve work for the purpose of period/amplitude
determinations or spin axis/shape modeling.
Author, A Practical Guide to Lightcurve
Photometry and Analysis
The book covered the basics of photometry and reductions as well as lightcurve period
analysis. Favorable reviews appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, the Journal
of the British Astronomical Association, and the Minor Planet Bulletin.
Published by Springer, February 2006.
Writer of MPO Canopus, an astrometry and
photometry program widely used by asteroid and variable star observers for lightcurve
measurement and period analysis, and MPO
Connections, a camera/telescope control program that allows automated imaging.
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Completed approximately two years towards B.S. in Physics, including core requirements,
Physics, Chemistry, and Math.
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Master of Astronomy degree. B.S. requirement waived based on published research.
Graduated 2005 June with High Distinction.
Memberships / Organizations
American Astronomical Society - Division for Planetary Sciences
Society for Astronomical Science
Member of the Board of Trustees and Program Committee. SAS promotes professional-amateur
collaborations and the development of amateur research at professional levels.
Honors and Awards
Chambliss Award for Amateur Achievement (First Recipient)
American Astronomical Society - 2006
Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant
The Planetary Society - 2007
Clyde Tombaugh Award (Creative Innovation in Astronomy)
Riverside Telescope Makers Conference (RTMC) - 2007
Brian D. Warner
Palmer Divide Observatory
17995 Bakers Farm Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Ph: 719 481-0557