Amy J. Lovell
Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA  30030
voice: (404) 471-6265
Curriculum Vita 

Agnes Scott College

In addition to my regular existence at Agnes Scott College, I have spent some time at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV, and I spent my research sabbatical 2006-2007 in Puerto Rico at the NAIC Arecibo Observatory.  My major research projects are radio observations of molecules (primarily OH in recent studies) in the atmospheres of comets, and thermal emission from asteroids.  In pursuit of these projects, I am working with folks at the Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Cal State San Bernadino, Lowell Observatory, and Arecibo Observatory.


In 2004, I spent the spring semester visiting the Coordinación de Astrofísica at Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) in Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico. I am continuing work on various research projects on asteroids and comets.

My research is centered on longer-wavelength observations of objects within the solar system: large main-belt asteroids and comets. I've also dabbled in planetary atmospheres and molecular cloud chemistry.

Abstracts of recent papers & presentations


Student Research Opportunities
If you are a student interested in research in Astronomy or Physics, please see this list of research projects. Participating in research is a fabulous way to test-drive a scientific career, to motivate the things you are studying in your classes, and to learn about science in a different way.


Favorite Bookmarks

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service

Astronomy Education Review


Near-Earth Asteroid Close-Approaches

Astronomical Headlines (IAU)

Ephemeris Generator

Comets Visible in the Near Future


Bradley Observatory

Bradley SkyCam

Bradley Weather Station