David Asher astronomy home page


Visiting Research Fellow, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (2017-2020)

Email: new AOP format is firstname.lastname "at" armagh.ac.uk


`I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. ... some of the work that I have by me now has been in my possession for years and years' (Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat, Chapter 15)

A lot of my research consists of theoretical (computational) studies in solar system dynamics.
Interests include:

Review of (Leonid) dust trail theories - how to predict meteor storms

Meteors and the ancient Maya:
Ancient Maya May Have Foreseen Meteor Showers
Crabs & Glyphs

Miscellaneous astronomy links

Armagh + Emyvale all sky cameras

Human Orrery

Trans-Neptunian region:
What is improper about the term "Kuiper belt"? (International Comet Quarterly)

Impact hazard:
NEO golf (computer experiment on asteroid deflection)
My ramblings on impacting asteroid 2008 TC3
Armagh Observatory impact hazard page
Current positions of known asteroids in near-Earth space
Minor Planet Center's NEO Page
Spaceguard UK and the Spaceguard Centre
Australian Spaceguard Survey (Michael Paine)

Apollo moon hoax Observational Astrophysics cartoon

Photographs of friends/colleagues: Scottish scientist and Finnish astronomers reading the Minor Planet Circulars and Finnish visitors' tea break and Lagomorph research fellow using telescope

Last revised: 2019 June 30th Logical date format