Michael Shepard, professor of science

Michael Shepard, professor of science


Mike Shepard, Ph.D., professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, published an article in the December issue of Sky and Telescope magazine, a popular astronomy magazine that is available at the Andruss Library. The article is called "Why do Asteroids come in Pairs?"

Scholarship 2010

October — Shepard, Ph.D., was lead author on two papers, “Radar observations of Asteroids 64 Angelina and 69 Hesperia,” and “A laboratory study of the bidirectional reflectance from particulate samples,” published in Icarus, International Journal of Solar System Research.

September — Shepard, Ph.D., was also co-author on four other papers recently published, “An experimental study of Hapke's modeling of natural granular surface samples,” “Testing the Hapke photometric model: Improved inversion and the porosity correction,” “Radar and optical observations and physical modeling of triple near-Earth Asteroid (136617) 1994 CC” and “Asteroid 21 Lutetia at 3 micrometers: Observations with IRTF SpeX.”

Scholarship 2008

October — Shepard, Ph.D., was honored with a asteroid named for him. Asteroid 20392 was named "Mikeshepard" by the International Astronomical Union. The citation is "Michael Shepard (b. 1962), a professor of Envionmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, specializes in radar and optical remote sensing of the minor and the terrestrial planets. The name was suggested by S. J. Ostro."