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Dr Simon Green

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physical Sciences


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

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

Postgraduate student co-ordinator.

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

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


PhD, University of Leicester (1985)

BSc (Hons) Astronomy.  University of St. Andrews (1981)

Teaching Interests

I have been involved in production and presentation of a number of astronomy courses 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: course 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 SXR208 astronomy residential schools both as course director and tutor.

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 and computer modelling.

Current Research

See my web pages for details.

Simon Green
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