— Abbreviated CV —

Nicholas A. Moskovitz

Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-779-5468
Email: nmosko at lowell dot edu

Current Position    

Associate Astronomer, tenured, Lowell Observatory, 2014 — present

Research Interests    

Observations of near-Earth and Main Belt asteroids; Models of formation and evolution of meteorite parent bodies; Observations of meteors; Spacecraft exploration of minor planets; Database compilation and mining of minor planet physical properties

Link to Publications


2009        Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Advisor: Dr. Eric J. Gaidos
Spectroscopic and Theoretical Constraints on the Differentiation of Planetesimals 
2005        M.S. Astronomy, University of Hawaii
2003        B.S. Physics, Minor in Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Employment History    

 2014-              Associate Astronomer, Tenured, Lowell Observatory
2012-2015       NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT & Lowell Observatory
Observational studies of near-Earth asteroids
2009-2012       Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, DTM
Independent research on variety of planetary astronomy topics
2006-2009        NASA Graduate Student Research Fellow, Univ. of Hawaii
Thermal History of Small Bodies in the Solar System (PI: E. Gaidos)
2005-2006        Research Assistant, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii
Seasonality on terrestrial exoplanets (PI: E. Gaidos)
2005                  Research Assistant, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii
Deep Impact Mission, Ground-Based Observations (PI: K. Meech)
2004-2005         Research Assistant, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii
The EUV Spectra of Nearby Young Solar Analogs (PI: E. Gaidos)
2003-2004         Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Hawaii, Intro. Astronomy lecture and lab

Research Grants, Awards & Scholarships

2017-2020       PI          The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)
                                           NASA Near-Earth Object Observations Program
2016-2017       PI          Rotational Characterization of Hayabusa2 Target Asteroid Ryugu
                                           NASA Hayabusa2 Participating Scientist Program
2016-2018       PI          Development of an Observational Planning and Community-Driven Minor Planet Database 
                                           NASA Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration and Tools Program
2016-2017       Co-PI     Establishing an Evolutionary Sequence for Disintegrated Minor Planets
                                           HST Cycle 23, 6 orbits
2016-2019       Co-I       Observational Characterization of Active Main Belt Comets and Main Belt Comet Nuclei
                                           NASA Solar System Observations Program (PI H. Hsieh)
2014-2017       PI          The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)
                                           NASA Near-Earth Object Observations Program
2014-2016       Co-I      A search for a differentiated asteroid family
                                           NASA Planetary Astronomy Program, (Science PI C. Thomas)
2012-2015        PI         Using ground-based facilities to observe NEO fly-bys
                                           NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship
2011-2012        Co-I      Mid-IR spectroscopy and photometry of near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55
                                           NASA Near-Earth Object Observations Program, (PI L. Lim)
2008-2010        Co-I      IRS spectra of Vestoids and non-Vesta basaltic asteroids
                                           Spitzer Space Telescope, Cycle 5, 19.1 hours awarded, (PI L. Lim)
2006-2009                     NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship
2008                              Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies Nininger Award
2008                              AGU Fall meeting Outstanding student poster award
1999-2003                     Regents Scholarship, University of California at Santa Barbara