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Sarah Greenstreet
Postdoctoral Researcher
Las Cumbres Observatory/
University of California, Santa Barbara
sgreenstreet<at>lco.global
sarahg<at>physics.ucsb.edu
(805) 880-1633

 
 

About Me

Education:

Ph.D., Astronomy, Univ. of British Columbia, 2011-2015
Concentrations: Planetary Science, Orbital Dynamics
Thesis: Small body orbital dynamics in the Solar System: Celestial mechanics and impacts

M.S., Astronomy, Univ. of British Columbia, 2009-2011
Concentrations: Planetary Science, Orbital Dynamics
Thesis: The orbital distribution of near-Earth objects inside Earth's orbit

B.S., Physics, Western Washington Univ., 2003-2007
Minors: Astronomy and Mathematics
Honors Research Project: Exploring the parameters of the linear cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy spectrum with the on-line tool CMBFAST

Photo credit: Matt Greenstreet

Photo credit: Matt Greenstreet

Research Interests:

My research interests include near-Earth asteroid orbital dynamics, main-belt asteroid resonances, co-orbital Solar System objects, impact and crater formation rates, resonant mechanisms that create retrograde asteroids, near-Earth object population modeling, near-Earth object candidate follow-up, and characterization of objects of interest to NASA and upcoming targets of radar observations.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where I worked with Brett Gladman on dynamical studies of near-Earth objects and the Kuiper belt.

Major Projects:

NEOSSat (Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, CSA mission)

New Horizons (NASA's Pluto-Kuiper belt mission)

OSSOS (Outer Solar System Origins Survey on CFHT)

Publications

Papers:

Conference Participation:

  • Greenstreet, S., Lister, T., Gomez, E., “Preparing for LSST with the LCO NEO Follow-up Network” talk presented at the Division of Planetary Sciences Conference in Pasadena, CA, 2016 and at the Hotwiring the Transient Universe V Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016.
  • Greenstreet, S., Lister, T., Gomez, E., “Preparing for LSST with the LCOGT NEO Follow-up Network”, talk presented at the Hotwiring the Transient Universe V Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 2016.
  • Greenstreet, S., Lister, T., Gomez, E., Christensen, E., Larson, S., “Results from the LCOGT Near-Earth Object Follow-up Network” poster presented at the DPS Conference in National Harbor, MD, 2015.
  • Greenstreet, S., Gladman, B., McKinnon, W. B., “Impact and Cratering History of the Pluto System” talk presented at the DPS Conference in Tucson, AZ, 2014.
  • Greenstreet, S., Alexandersen, M., Gladman, B., Kavelaars, J.J., Petit, J.-M., Gwyn, S., “The First Known Uranian Trojan and the Frequency of Temporary Giant-Planet Co-Orbitals” talk presented at the DPS Conference in Denver, CO, 2013.
  • Greenstreet, S., Gladman, B., “High-Inclination Atens ARE Rare” talk presented at the DPS Conference in Reno, NV, 2012.
  • Greenstreet, S., Gladman, B., Ngo, H., Granvik, M., Larson, S., “Production of Near-Earth Asteroids & High-Strength Meteoroids on Cometary (?) Retrograde Orbits” talk presented at the ACM Conference in Niigata, Japan, 2012.
  • Greenstreet, S., Ngo, H., Gladman, B., Granvik, M., Larson, S., “Production of Retrograde NEAs” talk presented at the DPS Conference in Nantes, France, 2011.
  • Greenstreet, S., Ngo, H., Gladman, B., “The toasty Solar System: Inside Earth's orbit” poster presented at the DPS Conference in Pasadena, CA, 2010.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Thirteen (non-first-author) presentations at ten conferences between October 2011 and November 2016.

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars:

  • 246 publications between May 2011 and October 2016.
ISS and Dragon capsule flying overhead in Bellingham, WA on April 16, 2015 (Photo credit: Matt Greenstreet)

ISS and Dragon capsule flying overhead in Bellingham, WA on April 16, 2015 (Photo credit: Matt Greenstreet)