Robert Jedicke

Ph.D., 1992, University of Toronto
M.Sc., 1987, University of Toronto
H.B.Sc., 1985, University of Western Ontario
  • Orbit and size distributions of asteroid populations including main belt and near Earth objects, Centaurs, Trans-Neptunian objects, comets, and interstellar objects.
  • 110 refereed publications as of 2017 July 27
IfA Mānoa, C-228
(808) 956-8080(808) 956-8080



When he is not working Robert enjoys traveling, bicycling, hiking, surfing, reading, and cooking.




  • 2018 Spring - ASTR-110 - Survey of Astronomy
  • 2017 Spring - ASTR-110 - Survey of Astronomy
  • 2016 Spring - ASTR-110 - Survey of Astronomy
  • 2015 Spring - ASTR-110 - Survey of Astronomy



I have a long history of education and public outreach extending back to my high school days.  I have given countless public star nights around the world ranging from the desert outside of Dubai, UAE, to the mountains on New Zealand’s south island.  I have a wide range of public talks suitable for audiences of all ages from children to adults.  My two most popular public lectures are Killer Asteroids and the seasonal Einstein vs. Santa but I can provide a complete list of topics upon request.



I have served on many NASA, NSF, University, and private industry committees.  Some of my recent work is on the

  • NASA Near Earth Object Science Definition Team
  • NASA Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Study Review Team
  • B612 Sentinel Senior Review Team



  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the AAS
  • Division of Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) of the AAS



  • No major active grants but in the past I have held grants from NASA, NSF and private contractors.



  • none
  • Ben Boe (M.Sc. level research project, currently a graduate student at the U. Hawaii Institute for Astronomy)
  • Toni Engelhardt (M. Sc. level research project, currently an independent software developer in Germany)
  • Dr. Sarah Sonnett (M.Sc. level research project, currently with the NEOWISE spacecraft team at JPL)
  • Dr. Rachel Stevenson (M.Sc. level research project, currently at Data Scientist at XXX)
  • Dr. Mark Willman (Ph.D. thesis project, currently an observer with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope)
  • Dr. Joseph Masiero (Ph.D. thesis project, currently a Scientist at JPL with the NEOWISE spacecraft mission)


  • none
  • Dr. Eva Lilly (nee Schunova) (currently NEOO postdoc with the Pan-STARRS 1 project)
  • Dr. Peter Veres (currently a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL)
  • Dr. Mikael Granvik (currently at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki)
  • Dr. Tommy Grav (currently with the Planetary Science Institute and the NEOWISE spacecraft team)