Alan Fitzsimmons

 
 

I am an astronomer in the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre. My primary research interests are in performing observations of minor bodies in our solar system, comets and asteroids. These studies are generally based on observations performed on the UK supported telescopes in Australia (AAT), the Canary Islands (ING), Hawaii (Gemini) and Chile (Gemini, ESO). For an idea of what these telescopes look like, here's a picture of me next to the Anglo-Australian Telescope (I had more hair then). I am also a member of the WASP consortium which has built and operates the SuperWASP facility on La Palma, and the UK Pan-STARRS Science Consortium. More details can be found by clicking on the links above.

 

    Address




Room F047

Astrophysics Research Centre

School of Mathematics and Physics

Queen’s University Belfast

Belfast BT7 1NN

Northern Ireland



    Contact




E-mail: a.fitzsimmons@qub.ac.uk

Telephone: 02890-973124

Fax:02890-973110

 

About me...

I also do the following:

Member of the ING Board (2007-2010)

Member of the PPARC Fellowships Panel (2006-2007)

Member of the ESA NEO Mission Advisory Panel (2003-2007)

External Examiner for astronomy, The University of Sheffield(2003-2007)

Exams Officer for Physics at Queen’s University Belfast