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Dr Simon Green

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science
  • Department of Physical Sciences
  • Planetary & Space Sciences

Professional biography








See my Website for full details of teaching and research activities, publications etc.







Head of Planetary & Space Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University (2000- )

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, USSA, University of Kent at Canterbury (1990-2000)

Post Doctoral Research Associate, USSA, University of Kent at Canterbury (1985-2000)


Research interests

My research focuses on physical studies of planetary surfaces and small solar system bodies (asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust and space debris) through analysis of spacecraft data, ground and space-based observations, labortaory simulations and computer modelling.

See my web pages for details.

Teaching interests

I have been involved in production and presentation of a number of astronomy modules at the OU: S282 Astronomy,  SXR208  Observing The Universe, S194 Introducing Astronomy, S177 Galaxies, Stars and Planets.
I have authored a range of course materials: books, activities, observational projects, assessments etc and was joint editor and author of  "An Introduction to the Sun and Stars", and co-author of "Observing The Universe, both co-published by Cambridge University Press.  I regularly attend astronomy residential schools (SXR208, SXP288) both as school director and tutor.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)CentreFaculty of Science