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Matthew M. Knight

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News

6.2.14 I am now in IMDB!

4.28.14 My ProjectASTRO partner teacher (Rennie Watson) and I were featured in an article in the current issue of ASP's Mercury magazine. You must be a member of the ASP to read the full article.

2.20.14 "Preliminary Analysis of SOHO/STEREO Observations of Sungrazing Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) Around Perihelion" is now published. I am also quoted in today's Nature in article about Comet ISON.

1.2.14 "Preliminary Analysis of SOHO/STEREO Observations of Sungrazing Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) Around Perihelion" by Knight and Battams has been submitted to ApJL.

12.12.13 It has been a busy last few weeks. Some highlights:

  • I am featured in several TV programs about Comet ISON. Previews for Discovery Science and BBC are online. I'm still looking for links for the NHK (Japan) and Darlow Smithson (airing on either PBS or National Geographic) programs that also filmed me.
  • I was interviewed for more news articles on Comet ISON than I could keep up with. A few highlights were Wall Street Journal, CBS, and BBC, and Sky and Telescope.
  • My photometry of Comet ISON was published on CBET 3731

11.25.13 I'll be doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit tomorrow (November 26) at 9:00 PM EST with a few colleagues. Check us out!

10.29.13 A podcast of my interview with "The Naked Scientists" is now available. I have also been blogging about Comet ISON at the CIOC website. My most recent post is featured as a guest blog by the Planetary Society.

10.1.13 My article "The Science of Comets" is the cover story in the November 2013 issue of Astronomy Magazine which is out on news stands today.

9.13.13 "Will Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) Survive Perihelion?" [arXiv] and "The Nucleus of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 in 2013 and Consequences Regarding Its Rotational State: Early Science from the Discovery Channel Telescope" [arXiv] have both been accepted for publication.

8.27.13 Several papers that have been in the pipeline have all been finished in the last couple of weeks:

  • "Sunskirting Comets Discovered with the LASCO Coronagraphs Over the Decade 1996-2008" by Lamy et al. is now [in press]
  • "Will Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) Survive Perihelion?" by Knight and Walsh has been submitted to ApJL
  • "The Nucleus of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 in 2013 and Consequences Regarding Its Rotational State: Early Science from the Discovery Channel Telescope" by Schleicher, Knight, and Levine has been submitted to AJ
  • "Hubble Space Telescope Pre-Perihelion ACS/WFC Imaging Polarimetry of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) at 3.81 AU" by Hines et al. has been submitted to ApJL

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