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Publications in Preparation

  • Bauer, J. M, K. J. Meech, and Y. R. Fernandez. "Centaur Phase Functions" Icarus, in prep.

  • Bauer, J. M, K. J. Meech and Y. R. Fernandez (2003), "An Optical Survey of the Active Centaur C/2001 T4", PASP, in prep.

  • Delsanti, A., O. R. Hainaut, H. Boehnhardt, K. Meech and L. Barrera. "Simultaneous Visible-Near IR Photometry of Kuiper Belt Objects with ESO/ Very Large Telescopes, to be submitted to A&A Feb 2003

  • Delsanti, A., H. Boehnhardt, O. R. Hainaut, J. K. Davies, K. J. Meech, and A. Doressoundiram. "Visible-near IR Photometry of Kuiper Belt Objects; Results from the ESO large Program," in preparation for A&A, Apr. 2003

  • Delsanti, A., J. M. Bauer, J. K. Davies, K. J. Meech and H. Boehnhardt. "A Visible Infra-Red Portrait of 1999 TD10", in preparation for AJ April 2003

  • Elliot, J. L, S. D. Kern, K. B. Clancy, R. L. Millis, M. W. Buie, L. H. Wasserman, E. I. Chaing, A. B. Jordan, D. E. Trilling, K. J. Meech and R. M. Wagner. "the Deep Ecliptic Survey: A Search for Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs II. Further Results", AJ, spring 2003.

  • Hsieh, H., K. J. Meech, and J. Pittichova. "Determination of the Phase Function of Comet 9P/Tempel1", Icarus, spring 2003.

  • Hainaut, O. R. and K. J. Meech. "Early Recovery of Distant Comets", to be submitted to Astron. Astrophys..

  • Lisse, C. M., M. F. A'Hearn, Y. R. Fernandez, S. A. McLaughlin, K. J. Meech, R. G. Walker, "The Dust Environment of Comet 9P/Tempel1", in preparation for submission to Icarus.

  • Meech, K. J. and R. L. Newburn, Jr. "Observations and Modelling of 81P/Wild 2", to be submitted to Icarus.

Refereed Journal Articles

Submitted or In Press
  • Boehnhardt, H., A. Delsanti, A. Barucci, O. Hainaut, A. Doressoundiram, M. Lazzarin, L. Barrera, C. de Bergh, K. Birkle, E. Dotto, K. J. Meech, L. Ortiz, J. Romon, T. Sekiguchi, N. Thomas, G. P. Tozzi, J. Watanabe, and R. M. West "ESO Large Program on Physical Studies of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs: Visible Photometry -- First Results", submitted to A&A.

  • Chiang, E. I., A. B. Jordan, R. L. Millis, M. W. Buie, L. H. Wasserman, J. L. Elliot, S. D. Kern, D. E. Trilling, K. J. Meech and R. M. Wagner. "Resonance Occupation in the Kuiper Belt: Case Exampels of the 5:2 and 1:1 Resonances", AJ, submitted 1/03.

  • Fernandez, Y. R, M. F. A'Hearn, C. M. Lisse, M. J. Ressler, A. Dayal, M. S. Hanner, K. J. Meech, J. M. Bauer, W. F. Hoffmann, L. K. Deutsch, G. G. Fazio, J. L. Hora, "Survey of the Physical Properties of Cometary Nuclei: Recent Progress", in Cometary Nuclei in Space and Time, M. F. A'Hearn, Ed., Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco. In press.

  • Fernandez, Y. R., K. J. Meech, C. M. Lisse, M. F. A'Hearn, J. Pittichova and M. J. S. Belton. "The Nucleus of 9P/Tempel 1", submitted to Icarus, 11/02.

  • Kadooka, M. A., K. J. Meech and T. Chun. "TNO Recovery, Unlocking the Early Solar System", submitted to ASP Conf. Ser. XX, Proceedings of the 2002 Bioastronomy meeting, Aug 02.

  • Kadooka, M. A., K. J. Meech and J. Bedient. "TOPS Telescope Projects on Variable Stars and Other Objects", JAAVSO 31, in press.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut and B. G. Marsden. "Comet Nucleus Size Distributions from HST and Keck Telescopes", Icarus, in press.

  • Meech, K. J. "Physical Properties of Cometary Nuclei" (pdf), Invited paper ACM '96, in press.

  • Meech, K. J. and J. M. Bauer. "Comets and the Connection to Life", submitted to ASP Conf. Ser. XX, Proceedings of the 2002 Bioastronomy meeting, 9/02.

  • Meech, K. J.. "The Deep Impact Mission and the AAVSO", JAAVSO 31, in press.

  • Meech, K. J.. Commission 51: Bioastronomy: Search for Extraterrestrial Life (Bioastronomie: Recherche de Vie Extraterrestre), in Reports on Astronomy, Vol XXVA, 1001-2002, IAU, in press.

  • Pittichova, J. and K. J. Meech. "Ground-based Support of Comet Nuclei Space Missions", submitted to ASP Conf. Ser. XX, Proceedings of the 2002 Bioastronomy meeting, in press.

2002
  • Barucci, M. A., H. Boehnhardt, E. Dotto, A. Doressoundiram, J. Romon, M. Lassarin, S. Fornasier, C. de Bergh, G. P. Tozzi, A. Delsanti, O. Hainaut, L. Barrera, K. Birkle, K. J. Meech, L. Ortiz, T. Sekiguchi, N. Thomas, J. Watanabe, and R. M. West (2002). "Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Centaur 32532 (2001 PT13) I". ESO TNO Large Program, first Spectroscopy Results, Astron. Astrophys., 392, 335-339.

  • Bauer, J. M., T. L. Roush, T. Owen, K. J. Meech, B. Vacca, J. Rayner (2002). "The Near Infrared Spectrum of Miranda: Evidence of Crystalline Water Ice" Icarus, 158, 178-190.

  • Bauer, J. M., K. J. Meech and Y. R. Fernandez (2002). "Observations of the Centaur 1999 UG5: Evidence of a Unique Outer Solar System Surface", PASP, 114, 1309-1321

  • Wood, J. A, W. V. Boynton, W. R. Buck, W. Calvin, J. P. Ferris, J> M. Hayes, P B. Jahrling, K. J. Meech, M. Mendillo, J. F. Mustard, A. F. Nagy, K. S. Noll, D. A Paige, R. T. Pappalardo, J. W. Schopf, E. Shock, and A. L. Sprague (2002). "The Quarantine and Certification of Martian Samples", National Academies Press, Washington DC. 80 pp.

2001
  • Delahodde, C. E, K. J. Meech, O. R. Hainaut, and E. Dotto. "Detailed Phase Function of Comet 28P/Neujmin 1" (pdf), Astron. Astrophys 376, 672-685.

  • Delsanti, A. C., H. Boehnhardt, L. Barrera, K. J. Meech, T. Sekiguchi and O. R. Hainaut (2001). "BVRI Photometry of 27 Kuiper Belt Objects with ESO/Very Large Telescope" (pdf), Astron. Astrophys, 380, 347-358.

  • Lisse, C. M., D. J. Christian, K. Dennerl, K. J. Meech, R. Petre, H. A. Weaver and S. J. Wolk (2001), "Charge Exchange-Induced X-Ray Emission from Comet C/1999 S4 (LINEAR)" (pdf), Science 292, 1343-1348.

  • Meech, K. J. (2001). "Future Space Missions and Biohazard Implications" (pdf), in the {\it Proceedings of the 2001 IPMM Meeting - Intelligent Processes in Materials and Manufacturing: Fuzziness and Soft Computing in the New Millennium}, Vancouver, BC., (12 pgs).

  • Meech, K. J. and O. R. Hainaut, "Distant Comet Observations" (pdf) (2001), chapter in "Tidal and Collisional Interactions of Small Bodies in the Solar System", Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 261, 163-172.

  • Meech, K. J. and C. Ruggles (2001). "Blending Modern and Ancient Astronomical Searches for Origins as a Means of Teaching Astronomy to Culturally Diverse Groups", presentation at the Building Bridges with Traditional Knowledge Conference.

  • Meech, K. J. (2001). "Observations of Encke and Other Comets", Proceedings of the CONTOUR Mission Workshop.

  • Weaver, H. A., Z. Sekanina, I. Toth, C. E. Delahodde, O. R. Hainaut, P. L. Lamy, J. M. Bauer, M. F. A'Hearn, C. Arpigny, M. R. Combi, J. K. Davies, P. D. Feldman, M. C. Festou, R. Hook, L. Jorda, M. S. W. Keesey, C. M. Lisse, B. G. Marsden, K. J. Meech, G. P. Tozzi. R. West, "HST and VLT Investigations of the Fragments of Comet C/1994 S4 (C/LINEAR)", submitted Science 292, 1329-1334.

2000
  • Boehnhardt, H. O. Hainaut, C. Delahodde, R. West, K. Meech and B. Marsden (2000). "A Pencil-Beam Search for Distant TNOs at the ESO NTT" (pdf), Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, ed. A. Fitzsimmons, D. Jewitt and R. M. West, Springer New York, 117-123.

  • Boehnhardt, H., T. Sekiguchi, M. Vair, O. R. Hainaut, C. Delahodde, R. M. West, G. P. Tozzi, L. Barrera, K. Birkle, J. Watanabe, and K. J. Meech (2000), "`TNO Photometry and Spectroscopy at ESO and Calar Alto" IAUJD 4E, 23.

  • Delahodde, C. E., O. R. Hainaut, H. Bohnhardt, E. Dotto, M. A. Barucci, R. M. West, K. J. Meech (2000), "Physical Observations of 1996 TO66" in Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, ed. A Fitzsimmons, D. Jewitt and R. M. West, Springer New York, 61-63.

  • Hainaut, O. R., C. E. Delahodde, H. Boehnhardt, E. Dotto, K. J. Meech, R. M. West & M. A. Barucci (2000). "Physical Properties of TNO 1996 TO66", Astron. Astrophys. 356, 1076.

  • Hainaut, O. R., H. Bohnhardt, R. M. West, C. E. Delahodde, K. J. Meech (2000), "TNO Color Survey with the VLT: Pilot Observations with the Science Verification Camera" (pdf), in Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, ed. A. Fitzsimmons, D. Jewitt and R. M. West, Springer New York, 65-68.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut, B. G. Marsden (2000). "Comet Size Distributions and Distant Activity" (pdf), in Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System, ESO Astrophysics Symposia, ed. A. Fitzsimmons, D. Jewitt and R. M. West, Springer New York, 75-79.

  • Meech, K. J. (2000). "Cometary Origin and Evolution" (pdf,), in Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy, Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii 2-6 Aug 1999, ASP Conf. Ser 213, 207-216.

  • Meech, K. J. et al. (2000). "Deep Impact, Exploring the Interior of a Comet" (pdf), in Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy, Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii 2-6 Aug 1999, ASP Conf. Ser 213, 235-242.

  • Meech, K. J., T. F. Slater, J. A. Mattei and M. A. Kadooka (2000). " A Pacific Teacher Enhancement Program - Toward Other Planetary Systems" (pdf), in Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy, Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii 2-6 Aug 1999,ASP Conf. Ser 213, 679-684.

  • Meech, K. J. (2000). "Bioastronomy '99 -- Meeting Overview" (pdf), in Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy, Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii 2-6 Aug 1999, ASP Conf. Ser 213, 23-34.

1999
  • Hainaut, O. R., C. E. Delahodde, H. Boehnhardt, E. Dotto, K. J. Meech, R. M. West and M. A. Barucci (1999), "Physical Properties of TNO 1996 TO66", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 356, 746

  • Meech, K. J. (1999). "Chemical and Physical Aging of Comets" (pdf). in Evolution and Source Regions of Asteroids and Comets, ed. J. Svoren, E. M. Pittich, and H. Rickman, 195-210.
1997
  • Hainaut, O. R., K. J. Meech, H. Boehnhardt and R. M. West (1997). "Early Recovery of 55P/Tempel-Tuttle" (pdf), Astronomy and Astrophysics., 333, 746-752.

  • Krasnopolsky, V. A., M. J. Mumma, M. Abbott, B. C. Flynn, K. J. Meech, D. K. Yeomans, P. D. Feldman and C. B. Cosmovici (1997). "Detection of Soft X-rays and a Sensitive Search for Noble Gases in Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1)". Science 277, 1488-1491.

  • Meech, K. J., J. M. Bauer and O. R. Hainaut (1997), "Rotation of Comet 46P/Wirtanen" (pdf), Astronomy and Astrophysics., 326, 1268-1276.

  • Meech, K. J. (1997). "Technological Innovations and Publications Related to Space Science Education" (pdf), Invited paper COSPAR 1996, Advances in Space Research 20, 1351.

  • Meech, K. J., M. W. Buie, M. J. S. Belton, B. E. A. Mueller and N. Samarasinha (1997), "Planetary Camera Observations of Structures in the Inner Coma of Chiron", Astron. J. 113, 844-862.

1995
  • Meech, K. J. and H. A. Weaver (1995). "Unusual Comets (?) as Observed from the Hubble Space Telescope,", Earth, Moon and Planets 72, 119-132.

  • Meech, K. J., G. Knopp, T. L. Farnham, and D. Green (1995). "The Split Nucleus of Comet Wilson (1987 VII)", Icarus, 116, 46-76.

  • Weaver, H. A. , M. F. A'Hearn, C. Arpigny, D. C. Boice, P. D. Feldman, S. M. Larson, Ph. Lamy, D. H. Levy, B. G. Marsden, K. J. Meech, K. S. Noll, J. V. Scotti, Z. Sekanina, C. S. Shoemaker, T. E. Smith, S. A. Stern, A. D. Storrs, J. T. Trauger, D. K. Yeomans, and B. Zellner (1995). "The Hubble Space Telescope Observing Campaign on Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9", Science, 267, 1282-1288.

  • Hainaut, O., R. M. West, B. G. Marsden, A. Smette, and K. J. Meech (1995), "Post-Perihelion Observations of Comet P/Halley", Astron. & Astrophys. 293, 941-947.

1994
  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1994). "Comparison of the Plasma Tails of Four Comets: P/Halley, Okazaki-Levy-Rudenko, Austin and Levy", Ap J. Supp. 91, 419-460.


  • Weaver, H. A., P. D. Feldman, M. F. AHearn, C. Arpigny, R A. Brown, E. F. Helin, D. H. Levy, B. G. Marsden, K. J. Meech, S. M. Larson, K. S. Noll, J. V. Scotti, Z. Sekanina, C. S. Shoemaker, E. M. Shoemaker, T. E. Smith, A. D. Storrs, D. K. Yeomans, B. Zellner (1994). "Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1993e)", Science, 263, 787-791.

1993
  • Meech, K. J. (1993). "Observations of the Cessation of Activity in Comets P/Halley, Torres (1987V) and Bowell (1982 I) and the Implications for the Mechanism of the P/Halley Outburst", Proceedings of the Workshop on Distant Comet Activity, held in Lenggries, Germany, 1220.

  • Meech, K. J., M. J. S. Belton, B. Mueller, M. Dicksion and H. Li (1993). "Nucleus Properties of P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1", Astron. J., 106, 1222-1236.

1991
  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "Aging in Comets", Invited review presented at IAU Colloquium 116, Bamberg, F. R. G., in Comets in the Post-Halley Era, Kluwer, Vol. 1, 629-669.

1990
  • Meech, K. J. and M. J. S. Belton (1990). "The Atmosphere of 2060 Chiron". Astron. J. 100, 1323-1338.

  • Green, D. W. E, H. Rickman, A. C. Porter and K. J. Meech (1990). "The Strange Periodic Comet Machholz", Science 247, 1063-1067.

  • Hartmann, W., D. J. Tholen, K. J. Meech and D. P. Cruikshank (1990). "2060 Chiron: Colorimetry and Possible Cometary Behavior", Icarus 83, 1-15.

1988
  • Jewitt, D. C. and K. J. Meech (1988). "The Absence of a Color-Distance Trend in Comets", Astron. J. 96, 1723-1730.

  • Meech, K. J. (1988). "Distant, Active Comets Observable From the Southern Hemisphere", in Progress and Opportunities in Southern Hemisphere Optical Astronomy - Proceedings of the CTIO 25th Anniversary Celebration, eds. V. M. Blanco & M. M. Phillips, A.S.P. Conference Series 1, 335-341.

  • French, R. G., J. L. Elliot, L. M. French, J. A. Kangas, K. J. Meech, M. Ressler, M. W. Buie, J. A. Frogel, J. B. Holberg, J. J. Fuensalida and M. Joy (1988), "Uranian Ring Orbits from Earth-Based and Voyager Occultation Observations", Icarus 73, 349-378.

  • Jewitt, D. C. and K. J. Meech (1988). "Optical Properties of Cometary Nuclei and a Preliminary Comparison with Asteroids", Astrophys. J. 328, 974-986.

  • Meech, K. J. (1988). "Color Gradients in the Coma of P/Halley", in Infrared Observations of Comets Halley and Wilson and Properties of the Grains, Report of a Workshop held at Cornell Univ. NASA Conf. Pub. #3004, 172-174.

1987
  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1987), "Observations of Comet Bowell at Record Heliocentric Distance", Nature 328, 506-509.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1987), "Observations of Comet P/Halley at Minimum Phase Angle", Astron. Astrophys. 187, 585-593.

  • Jewitt, D. C. and K. J. Meech (1987). "Surface Brightness Profiles of Ten Comets.", Astrophys. J. 317, 992-1001.

  • Jewitt, D. C. and K. J. Meech (1987), "CCD Photometry of Comet P/Encke", Astron. J. 93, 1542-8.

  • Millis, R. L., L. H. Wasserman, O. G. Franz, W. Hubbard, L. Lebofsky, R. Goff, R. Marcialis, M. Sykes, J. Frecker, D. Hunten, B. Zellner, H. Reitsema, G. Schneider, E. Dunham, J. Klavetter, K. Meech, T. Oswalt, J. Rafert, E. Strother, J. Smith, H. Povenmire, B. Jones, D. Kornbluh, L. Reed, K. Izon, M. F. A'Hearn, W. Osborn, D. Parker, W. T. Douglas, J. D. Beish, A. Klemola, M. Rios, A. Sanchez, J. Piironen, M. Mooney, R. S. Ireland and D. Laibow (1987), "The Size, Shape, Density, and Albedo of Ceres From Its Occultation of BD+8deg471.", Icarus 72, 507-18.

1986
  • Meech, K. J., D. Jewitt, and G. R. Ricker (1986), "Early Photometry of Comet P/Halley: Development of the Coma", Icarus 66, 561-574.

  • Jewitt, D. and K. Meech (1986), "Cometary Grain Scattering versus Wavelength or "What Color is Comet Dust?' ", Astrophys. J. 310, 937-952.

  • Jewitt, D. C. and K. J. Meech (1986), "Scattering Properties of Cometary Grains - Comet P/Halley", in Proceedings of the 20th ESLAB Symposium on the Exploration of Halley's Comet, eds. B. Battrick, E. J. Rolfe and R. Reinhard, ESA SP-250, ESLAB Pub. Division, Netherlands, Vol. II., 47-51.

1985
  • Elliot, J. L., R. L. Baron, E. W. Dunham, R. G. French, K. J. Meech, D. J. Mink, D. A. Allen, M. C. B. Ashley, K. C. Freeman, E. F. Erickson, J. Goguen, H. B. Hammel (1985), "The 1983 June 15 Occultation by Neptune. I. Limits on a Possible Ring System", Astron. J. 90, 2615-2623.

  • French, R. G., P. A. Melroy, R. L. Baron, E. W. Dunham, K. J. Meech, D. J. Mink, J. L. Elliot, D. A. Allen, M. C. B. Ashley, K. C. Freeman, E. F. Erickson, J. Goguen, H. B. Hammel (1985), "The 1983 June 15 Occultation by Neptune. II. The Oblateness of Neptune", Astron. J. 90, 2624-2638.

  • Jewitt, D. and K. J. Meech (1985), "Rotation of the Nucleus of Comet p/Arend- Rigaux", Icarus 64, 329-335.

1984
  • Elliot, J. L., R. G. French, K. J. Meech and J. H. Elias (1984), "Structure of the Uranian Rings. I. Square-Well Model and Particle Size Constraints", Astron. J. 89, 1587-1603.

1983
  • Meech, K. J. (1983), "Photoelectric Sequences For EX Hydrae, V2051 Ophiuchi and VV Puppis", PASP 95, 662-665.

  • Elliot, J. L., J. H. Elias, R. G. French, J. A. Frogel, W. Liller, K. Matthews, K. J. Meech, D. J. Mink, P. D. Nicholson and B. Sicardy (1983), "The Rings of Uranus: Occultation Profiles From Three Observatories", Icarus 56, 202-208.

1978
  • Meech, K. J. (1978), "S4082 in Cygnus, an SR Star", Inf. Bull. Var. Stars, Commi. #27, No. 1464.

  • Meech, K. J. (1978), "S4831 a Probable RV Tauri Type", Inf. Bull. Var. Stars, Commission #27, No. 1465.

  • Meech, K. J. (1978), "Verification of S4846 in Cygnus", Inf. Bull. Var. Stars, Commission #27, No. 1466.

Books

  • (2000) Editor with G. Lemarchand for: "Bioastronomy '99 - A New Era in Bioastronomy", Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii, 2-6 Aug. 1999, ASP Conference Series 213, Eds. G. A. Lemarchand, and K. J. Meech, 709 pages.

  • Meech, K. J. (2001). "Formation of the Solar System", in Physical Science, Holt Science & Technology, Holt Rinehart & Winston, Austin, TX.

  • Meech, K. J. (2001). "A Family of Planets", in Physical Science, Holt Science & Technology, Holt Rinehart & Winston, Austin, TX.

  • Meech, K. J. (2001). "Exploring Space", in Physical Science, Holt Science & Technology, Holt Rinehart & Winston, Austin, TX.

IAU Circulars and Abstracts

  • A'Hearn, M. F. and the Deep Impact Project Team (1999), "Deep Impact" BAAS 31.

  • Barucci, M. A., H. Boehnhardt, A. Delsanti, and the ESO Large Program Team (2001). "ESO Large Program for TNOs: Presentation and first results," BAAS 33, #12.05.

  • Bauer, J. M., K. J. Meech, Y. R. Fernandez, J. Pittichova, A. C. Delsanti, H. Boehnhardt, O. R. Hainaut (2002). "Physical Survey of 20 Centaurs With Visible Photometry", BAAS 34 Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Bauer, G., K. J. Meech, J. Pittichova, M. W. Buie, L. Wasserman, S. Kern, and B. G. Marsden (2002), "1999 CP133" MPEC E, 01.

  • Delsanti, A. C., H. Boehnhardt, O. R. Hainaut, M. A. Barucci and the Project Team (2002). "Photometry of TNOs and Centaurs from the ESO Large Program", in the proceedings of ACM 2002, Berlin

  • Kinoshita, D., J. Watanabe, T. Fuse, J. Pittichova, K. J. Meech, S. Ash, N. Yamamoto, M. W. Buie, L. Wasserman, E. Chiang, A. Jordan, R. L. Millis, J. Elliot, S. D. Kern, D. Trilling, K. D. Clancy, K. D. and B. G. Marsden (2002), "2001 DU108" MPEC 27.

  • Delsanti, A., H. Boehnhardt, L. Barrera, K. J. Meech, T. Sekiguchi, and O. R. Hainaut (2001). "BVRI Colors of 27 TNOs with the ESO Very Large Telescope", Meudon KBO workshop, June 2001

  • Delsanti, A. C., O. R. Hainaut, H. Boehnhardt, K. J. Meech, and L. Barrera (2002). "Simultaneous Visible/IR Photometry of Minor Bodies of the Outer Solar System with the ESO-Very Large Telescopes", BAAS 34, xxx.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut, H. Boehnhardt and A. Delsanti (2003). "Search for Activity in KBO 24952". MBOSS 2003, Antofagasta, Chile.

  • Meech, K. J., Y. R. Fernandez, J. Pittichova, J. M. Bauer, H. Hsieh, M. J. S. Belton, M. F. A'Hearn, O. R. Hainaut, H. Boehnhardt, G. P. Tozzi (2002), "Deep Impact Nucleus Characterization - A Status Report", BAAS 34, 16.12.

  • M. A. Barucci, H. Boehnhardt, A. C. Delsanti, L. Barrera, C. de Bergh, K. Birkle, J. Davies, A. Doressoundiram, E. Dotto, O. R. Hainaut, M. Lazzarin, K. J. Meech, J. L. Ortiz J. Romon, P. Rousselot, T. Sekiguchi, N. Thomas, G. P. Tozzi J. I. Watanabe, R. West (2001), "ESO Large Program for TNOs: Presentation and First Results", BAAS 33, 12.05.

  • J. M. Bauer, K. J. Meech, T. C. Owen, T. L. Roush, S. E. Dahm (2001, "Chiron's Spectrum at Outburst", BAAS 33, 12.12.

  • Fernandez, Y. R., K. J. Meech, J. Pittichova, M. A. Kadooka, J. M. Bauer (2001). Comet 39P/2001 P3 (Oterma). IAU Circ 7689.

  • Fernandez, Y. R., K. J. Meech, J. Pittichova, M. A. Kadooka, J. M. Bauer, D. C. Jewitt, J. X. Luu, C. A. Trujillo (2001). "Comet 39P/2001 P3 (Oterma)", recovery. MPEC 2001-Q35.

  • Gladman, B., D. C. Jewitt, C. A. Trujillo, S. S. Sheppard, G. Bauer, J. Pittichova, K. Meech, M. Buie, L. H. Wasserman, S. Kern, and B. G. Marsden (2001). MPEC 2001-K10.

  • McFadden, L. A, M. F. A'Hearn, C. M. Lisse, D. D. Wellnitz, M. J. S. Belton, A. Delamere, K. P. Klaasen, J. Kissel, K. J. Meech, H. J. Melosh, P. H. Schultz, J. M. Sunshine, J. Veverka, D. K. Yeomans (2001), "The Deep Impact Discovery Mission: Update", BAAS 33, 57.22

  • K. J. Meech, Y. Fernandez, J. Pittichova (2001), "Aphelion Activity of 2P/Encke", BAAS 33, 20.06.

  • Meech, K. J., J. Pittichova, D. J. Tholen, J. A. Larsen, A. F. Tubbiolo, D. Davis, B. Gladman, C. Neese and B. G. Marsden (2001). MPEC 2001-F57.

  • J. Pittichova & K. J. Meech (2001), "Rotation of Comet 81P/Wild 2", BAAS 33, 20.05.

  • Pittichova, J., K. Meech, M. W. Buie, R. L. Allen, G. Bernstein, R. Malhotra, B. G. Marsden (2001). MPEC 2001-K26.

  • N. Thomas, M. F. A'Hearn, D. C. Boice, D. T. Britt, K. J. Meech, B. R. Sandel, L. A. Soderblom, R. V. Yelle, (2001), "Jet morphology in the inner coma of Comet 19P/Borrelly observed by the Deep Space One MICAS imaging system", BAAS 33, 20.02.

  • Bauer, J., T. Owen, K. J. Meech, T. Geballe, T. Roush, W. Vacca, J. Rayner (2000). "The Spectral Signature of Water Ice on Miranda", BAAS 32, 43.02.

  • Boehnhardt, H. T. Sekiguchi, M. Vair, O. Hainaut, C. Delahodde, R. M. West, G. P. Tozzi, L. Barrera, K. Birkle, J. Watanabe and K. Meech (2000). "TNO Photometry and Spectroscopy at ESO and Calar Alto", The Transneptunian Population, 24th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion 4, August 2000, Manchester, England.

  • Delahodde, C. E, O. R. Hainaut, P. L. Lamy, K. J. Meech (2000) "Detailed Phase Function of a Comet Nucleus: 28P/Neujmin~1", BAAS 32, 36.09

  • Meech, K. J, M. F. A'Hearn, M. J. S. Belton, Y. Fernandez, J. M. Bauer, J Pittichova, M. W. Buie, G. P. Tozzi, C. Lisse (2000). "Thermal and Optical Investigation of 9P/Tempel 1", BAAS 32, 36.08.

  • Pittichova, J. and K. J. Meech (2000). "Properties of Space Mission Comet Nuclei", BAAS 32, 37.04.

  • Weaver, H. et al. (2000). "HST and VLT Investigations of the Fragments of C/1999 S4 (LINEAR)", BAAS 32, 36.06.

  • Bauer, J. M. and K. J. Meech (1999). "Ground-Based Observations of Centaurs: Searching for Faint Coma", BAAS 31, 16.04.

  • Hainaut, O. R., C. E. Delahodde, H. Boehnhardt, E. Dotto, M. A. Barucci, K. J. Meech, J. Bauer, R. M. West, A. Doressoundiram, G. P. Tozzi (1999), "Cometary Activity in TNOs: A Status Report", BAAS 31, 27.01.

  • Meech, K. J., J. M. Bauer, and M. F. A'Hearn (1999). "Ground- Based Observations of 9P/Tempel 1 - The Deep Impact Mission", BAAS 31, 30.02.

  • Slater, T. F., C. Skala, K. J. Meech, and J. P. Adams (1999). "Everything You Wanted to Know About Evaluating Your Astronomy Education Project But Were Afraid to Ask", BAAS 31, 1521.

  • Bauer, J. M, K. J. Meech, J. P. Henry, C. M. Lisse, Y. R. Fernandez, N. Kobayashi, K. Koyama, R. Petre, B. Kellet, R. Bingham (1998). "X-ray and Optical Observations of 55P/Tempel-Tuttle", BAAS 30, 1094.

  • Meech, K. J., and R. L. Newburn (1998). "Observations and Modelling of 81P/Wild 2", BAAS 31, 1094.

  • Meech, K. J. and O. R. Hainaut (1997). "HST Imaging of Distant Comet Nuclei",BAAS, submitted.

  • Hainaut, O. R., K. J. Meech, J. M. Bauer, R. West and H. Boehnhardt (1997). "The Recovery of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle", BAAS, submitted.

  • Bauer, J. M, K. J. Meech, M. W. Buie and O. R. Hainaut (1997). "Long-Term Observations of Chiron at Large Heliocentric Distances",BAAS, submitted.

  • Meech, K. J. (1997). "Scientific Results from the C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp Perihelion", Meteoritics, in press.

  • Meech, K. J. and T. L. Farnham (1997). " Large Dust Particles from Comets", Meteoritics, in press.

  • Bauer, J. M and K. J. Meech (1997). " Ground-Based Observations of 2060 Chiron", Meteoritics, in press.

  • Hainaut, O. R., K. J. Meech, and J. M. Bauer (1997). "Recovery of Comet 55P/Tempel Tuttle", Meteoritics, in press.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut, and J. Bauer (1997). "Comet 55P/1997 E1 (Tempel-Tuttle)", IAUC 6579.

  • Bauer, J., K. J. Meech and O. R. Hainaut (1996). "Rotation of the Nucleus of Comet 46P/Wirtanen", BAAS, 28, 8.02.

  • Belton, M. J. S., A. Delamere, R. Reinert, W. Blume, D. K. Yeomans, K. P. Klassen, H. J. Melosh, P. H. Schultz, M. A.Hearn, K. J. Meech, J. M. Sunshine, E. Alvarez (NOAO), J. Veverka, M. C. Malin, and J. Kissel (1996). "Deep Impact: Exploration of the Mantle-Core Interface Region on a Cometary Nucleus", BAAS, 28, 8.25.

  • Farnham, T. L., K. J. Meech and M. Nassir (1996). "The Dust Tail of Comet P/Kopff", BAAS, 28, 8.06.

  • Hainaut, O. R. and K. J. Meech (1996). "An Automatic Technique for Finding Faint Moving Objects in Wide Field CCD Images", BAAS, 28, 8.09.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut and J. Bauer (1996). "Distant Comet Imaging with the Keck and the HST", BAAS, 28, 8.09.

  • Meech, K. J. (1996). "Technological Innovations and Publications Related to Space Science Education", COSPAR.

  • Meech, K. J., O. R. Hainaut, M. W. Buie, M. A'Hearn, and C. Lisse (1996), "CCD Photometry of Asteroid Comet- Transition Object 3200 Phaethon", Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 96, in press.

  • Meech, K. J. "Physical Properties of Comets", Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 96, Versailles, France, p. 6.

  • Hainaut, O. R. and Meech, K. J. "Recovery of Distant Comets with a Wide-Field CCD Mosaic ", Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 96, Versailles, France, p. 7.

  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1995). "Dust Tail Models of Comet P/Halley Using Realistic Dust Scattering Functions", BAAS, 28, 1094.

  • Hainaut, O. R. and K. J. Meech (1995). "Imaging of Very Distant Comets", BAAS, 28, 1125.

  • Meech, K. J. and O. R. Hainaut (1995). "Distant Comet Recovery with an 8192x8192 CCD Mosaic". BAAS, 28, 1123-4.

  • Weaver, H. A., M. F. A'Hearn, C. Arpigny, P. D. Feldman, Ph. Lamy, K. J. Meech, K. S. Noll, T. E. Smith (1995). "Comet SL9 and Comet Rotation", BAAS, 28, 1115.

  • Meech, K. J., M. B. Buie, N. Samarasinha, B. E. A. Mueller and M. J. S. Belton (1994). "HST Observations of Chirons Inner Coma A Possible Bound Atmosphere?", BAAS 26, 1152-3.

  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1994). Modelling of Comet P/Tempel 2 Using a Finson-Probstein Fitting Routine, BAAS 26, 1127.

  • Foust, J. A., H. B. Hammel, J. L. Elliot, K. J. Meech, B. M. Patten (1994). Observations of the Impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Using a High-Speed CCD Camera, BAAS, submitted.

  • Weaver, H. A., K. S. Noll, A. D. Storrs, T. E. Smith, M. F. AHearn, C. Arpigny, P. D. Feldman, D. C. Boice, S. A. Stern, P. L. Lamy, S. M. Larson, D. H. Levy, J. V. Scott, B. G. Marsden, K. J. Meech, C. S. Shoemaker, E. M. Shoemaker, Z. Sekanina, J. T. Trauger, D. K. Yeomans, B. Zellner. "HST Monitoring of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9", BAAS, submitted.

  • Meech, K. J. (1994). "Characteristics of Outer Solar System Comets & Asteroids and Their Activity", IAU WG4 XXII General Assembly.

  • Meech, K. J. and H. J. Weaver (1994). "Unusual Comets (?) as Observed from the Hubble Space Telescope (Chiron, Pholus and P/Shoemaker-Levy 9)", presented at Small Bodies in the Solar System and Their Interactions with the Planets, Mariehamn Finland.

  • Meech, K. J., M. W. Buie, M. J. S. Belton, B. E. A. Mueller, N. Samarasinha (1994). "Planetary Camera Observations of Structures in the Inner Coma of Chiron", AGU Special Session the Hubble Space Telescope and its Impact on Planetary Science, EOS 75, 217.

  • Meech, K. J., M. W. Buie, B. E. A. Mueller and M. J. S. Belton (1993). "The Coma and Light Curve of Chiron", BAAS 25, 1057.

  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1993). "Finson-Probstein Modeling of the Dust Tail of Comet Torres 1987V", BAAS 25, 1066.

  • Knopp, G. and K. J. Meech (1993). "The Fragmentation of Comet Wilson (1986l)", BAAS 25, 1057.

  • Weaver, H. A., P. D. Feldman, M. F. A'Hearn, B. G. Marsden, K. J. Meech, Z. Sekanina, C. S. Shoemaker, E. M. Shoemaker, T. E. Smith, A. D. Storrs, D. K. Yeomans and B. Zellner (1993). "HST Observations of Comet Shoemaker-Levy (1993e)", BAAS 25, 1042.

  • Warther, F. X., and K. J. Meech (1993). "Kumu Kahi First Beginnings: Astronomy and Cosmic Architecture in Ancient Hawai'i", presented at 4th Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy, Zagora Bulgaria.

  • Meech, K. J., M. J. S. Belton, B. E. A. Mueller, M. W. Dicksion, and H. R. Li (1993). "Nucleus Properties of P/SchwassmannWachmann 1", Proceedings of ACM V.

  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1992). "Finson-Probstein Modelling of Comet Arend-Rigaux", BAAS 24, 1005.

  • French, R. G., S. Maene, E. C. Mason, C. A. McGhee, K. J. Meech and J. D. Goguen (1992). "Uranus Ring Occultations MKU 102 and 103", BAAS 24, 1029.

  • Meech, K. J. (1992). "Observations of Comet Cernis (1983 XII) at 19.4 and 20.9 AU", BAAS 24, 993.

  • Zellner, B., K. J. Meech, H. Weaver and K. Noll (1992). "Imaging of 1992AD with the Hubble Space Telescope", BAAS 24, 938.

  • Farnham, T. L. and K. J. Meech (1991). "The Plasma Tails of Comets Halley, Okazaki-Levy- Rudenko, Austin and Levy in High Time Resolution Images", BAAS 23, 1161.

  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "The Outburst of Comet P/Halley", BAAS 23, 1159.

  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "Periodic Comet Halley (1986 III)", IAU Circ 5241.

  • Meech, K. J. and W. Weller (1991). "Comet P/Giacobini-Zinner (1991m)", IAU Circ 5225.

  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "Periodic Comet Halley (1986 III)", IAU Circ 5196.

  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "2060 Chiron", IAU Circ 5159.

  • Meech, K. J. (1990). "Activity on Comet Cernis (1983 XII) at Large Distances", BAAS 22, 1103.

  • Farnham, T. L., K. J. Meech and W. G. Weller (1990). "High Time Resolution Images of Comet Austin", BAAS 22, 1101.

  • Green, J. R. and K. J. Meech (1990). "Numerical and Observational Studies of Comet P/Kopff: The Formation and Evolution of the Dust Coma", BAAS 22, 1101.

  • Meech, K. J. (1990). "(2060) Chiron", IAU Circ 4947.

  • Weller, B., R. Coker and K. Meech (1989). "Periodic Comet Sanguin (1989z)", IAU Circ 4903.

  • Meech, K. J. (1989). "The Coma of 2060 Chiron", BAAS 21, 933.

  • Meech, K. J. and M. J. S. Belton (1989). "(2060) Chiron", IAU Circ 4770.

  • Meech, K. J. (1988), "Light Curves of Periodic vs Dynamically New Comets as a Function of R", BAAS 20, 835.

  • Alvarez, E. M., M. J. S. Belton and K. J. Meech (1988) "Periodic Comet Kopff (1988k)", IAU Circ 4647.

  • Meech, K. J. (1988), "Comet Wilson (1986l)", IAU Circ 4552.

  • Meech, K. J. (1987), "Periodic Comet Halley (1982i)", IAU Circ 4512.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. Jewitt (1987), "Activity in Comets Beyond R = 6 AU", BAAS 19, 894.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1987), "Periodic Comet d'Arrest", IAU Circ 4365.

  • Meech, K. J. (1986), "The Recovery and the Development of the Coma and Tail of Halley's Comet", Pittsburgh Conference & Exposition on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, 389b.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1986), "Continuum Radial Surface Brightness Profiles of Ten Comets", BAAS 18, 826.

  • French, R. G., R. L. Baron, J. L. Elliot, L. M. French, J. A. Kangas, K. J. Meech, M. Ressler, J. Frogel, J. Jimenez, M. Joy, E. F. Erickson, K. Matthews, B. T. Soifer, G. Neugebauer, P. Nicholson (1985), "The 4 May and 24 May 1985 Occultations by the Uranian Rings", BAAS 17 718.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1985), "Development of the Coma of Comet P/Halley", BAAS 17, 685.

  • Meech, K. J. and D. Jewitt (1985). Periodic Comet Halley. IAU Circ 4148.

  • Meech, K. J. and J. L. Elliot (1983), "The Angular Diameter of MKE 30, Occulted by Neptune on 15 June 1983", BAAS 15, 817.

Astrometry - Minor Planet Circulars

  • Meech, K. (1992), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars, (27 pos.)

  • Meech, K. (1992), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 19912, (9 pos.)

  • Meech, K. (1990), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 16293-16302, (219 positions).

  • Meech, K. (1990), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 15603-15606. (61 positions).

  • Meech, K., B. Weller and R. Coker (1989), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 15443. (3 positions)

  • Meech, K. (1989), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 14669-14670. (6 positions).

  • Meech, K. (1988), Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 13780-13783. (61 positions).

  • Meech, K., E. Alvarez, M. Belton, J. Piscitelli (1988). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 13355-13363, (129 positions).

  • Meech, K. and D. Jewitt (1988). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 12628-12629, (18 positions).

  • Meech, K. and D. Jewitt (1987). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 12254, (22 positions).

  • Meech, K. J. and D. Jewitt (1986). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 11778-82, (5 positions).

  • Meech, K. J. and D. Jewitt (1986). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 11466, (5 positions).

  • Meech, K. J. and D. Jewitt (1986). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 11276-8, (3 positions).

  • Meech, K. J. and D. C. Jewitt (1986). Observations of Comets, Astrometry. Minor Planet Circulars 10866-91, (2 positions).

Internal Reports or Other Unpublished Work

  • Meech, K. J. (1995). Astronomical Educational Activities for the classroom Results of 3 years of TOPS workshops. in preparation to be distributed to public and private high schools statewide.

  • Meech, K. J. (1995). Final Report of the 27th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, held at The RitzCarlton, Mauna Lani, October 9-13, 1995. (>300 pages)

  • Meech, K. J. (1993). Enrichment Programs in Astronomy, Inst. for Astronomy Information Bulletin, 28. (published by the IfA and distributed to local educators)

  • Meech, K. J., and T. Farnham (1993). Teacher Resource Materials, Inst. for Astronomy Information Bulletin, 27.

  • Meech, K. J. (1992). "NASA Infra-Red Telescope Facility Occultation Setup Procedures"

  • Meech, K. J. (1991). "Report of the CAC Sub Committee on the Scientific Computing Requirements for Processing Data from Large CCD Arrays"

  • Meech, K. J. (1990). "Flattening Problems With the TEK#4 at Cassegrain Focus"

  • Meech, K. J. (1989). "Using IRAF to Reduce CCD Images at IFA"

Ph.D Dissertation

  • Meech, K. J. (1987). "Optical Investigation of Cometary Nuclei", Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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