Joshua Kammer

Planetary Scientist // Southwest Research Institute

Education

California Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy - Planetary Science
June 2015

California Institute of Technology

Master of Science - Planetary Science
June 2013

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry
May 2010

Experience

Senior Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
October 2020 - Present
July 2016 - October 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher

Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO
October 2014 - July 2016

Graduate Research Assistant

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
July 2010 - October 2014

Recent Papers & Presentations

Journal Article

The Astronomical Journal 159 26

New Horizons Observations of an Ultraviolet Stellar Occultation and Appulse by Pluto's Atmosphere
J. A. Kammer, G. R. Gladstone, L. A. Young, A. J. Steffl, J. W. Parker, T. K. Greathouse, et al.

January 2020

Journal Article

The Astronomical Journal 158 168

Probing the Hill Sphere of (486958) 2014 MU69 II:
HST FGS Observations during the 2018 August 4 Stellar Occultation

J. A. Kammer, T. M. Becker, K. D. Retherford, S. A. Stern, C. B. Olkin, M. W. Buie, et al.

September 2019

Journal Article

Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 5 027001

Planning Operations in Jupiter's High-Radiation Environment: Optimization Strategies from Juno-UVS
J. A. Kammer, V. Hue, T. K. Greathouse, G. R. Gladstone, M. W. Davis, and M. H. Versteeg.

May 2019

Journal Article

The Astronomical Journal 156 72

Probing the Hill Sphere of (486958) 2014 MU69:
HST FGS Observations during the 2017 July 17 Stellar Occultation

J. A. Kammer, T. M. Becker, K. D. Retherford, S. A. Stern, C. B. Olkin, M. W. Buie, et al.

August 2018

Journal Article

The Astronomical Journal 154 55

New Horizons Upper Limits on O2 in Pluto's Present Day Atmosphere
J. A. Kammer, S. A. Stern, L. A. Young, A. J. Steffl, G. R. Gladstone, C. B. Olkin, et al.

July 2017

Journal Article

The Astrophysical Journal 810 118

Spitzer Secondary Eclipse Observations of Five Cool Gas Giant Planets and Empirical Trends in Cool Planet Emission Spectra
J. A. Kammer, H. A. Knutson, M. R. Line, J. J. Fortney, D. Deming, A. Burrows, et al.

September 2015

Journal Article

The Astrophysical Journal 781 103

A Spitzer Search for Transits of Radial Velocity Detected Super-Earths
J. A. Kammer, H. A. Knutson, A. W. Howard, G. P. Laughlin, D. Deming, K. O. Todorov, et al.

February 2014

Journal Article

Planetary and Space Science 88 86

Composition of Titan's Upper Atmosphere from Cassini UVIS EUV Stellar Occultations
J. A. Kammer, D. E. Shemansky, X. Zhang, and Y. L. Yung

November 2013

Colleagues & Collaborators

Southwest Research Institute
// Space Science Division
// Department of Space Research
// Planetary Science


Remote Sensing Observers Group

Tracy Becker
Rohini Giles
Cesare Grava
Thomas Greathouse
Vincent Hue
Stephanie Jarmak
Joshua Kammer
Philippa Molyneux

Lab Studies Group

Ujjwal Raut
Michael Poston
Ben Teolis
Akbar Whizin