Asteroid (25915) Charlesmcguire

Charles J. McGuire (b. 1932) is a retired aerospace engineer from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo era, and is the grandfather of planetary scientist Elisabeth R. Adams. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 111798]

My CV and first author papers

All links have a freely accessible version if you follow the link at top to the arXiv e-print.

Ultra-short-period Planets in K2. III. Neighbors are Common with 13 New Multiplanet Systems and 10 Newly Validated Planets in Campaigns 0-8 and 10, 2021, PSJ, 2, 152.

Ultra-short-period Planets in K2 with Companions: A Double Transiting System for EPIC 220674823 , 2017, AJ, 153, 82.

Ultra-short-period Planets in K2 SuPerPiG Results for Campaigns 0-5, 2016, AJ, 152, 47.

De-biased Populations of Kuiper Belt Objects from the Deep Ecliptic Survey, 2014, AJ, 148, 55.

Adaptive Optics Images II: 12 Kepler Objects of Interest and 15 Confirmed Transiting Planets, 2013, AJ, 146, 9.

Adaptive Optics Images of Kepler Objects of Interest, 2012, AJ, 144, 42

Twenty-one New Light Curves of OGLE-TR-56b: New System Parameters and Limits on Timing Variations, 2011, ApJ, 741, 102

Transit Timing Variation Analysis of OGLE-TR-132b with Seven New Transits, 2011, ApJ, 728, 125

Six High-precision Transits of OGLE-TR-113b, 2010, ApJ, 721, 1829

Lack of Transit Timing Variations of OGLE-TR-111b: A Re-Analysis with Six New Epochs, 2010, ApJ, 714, 13

Ocean Planet or Thick Atmosphere: On the Mass-Radius Relationship for Solid Exoplanets with Massive Atmospheres, 2008, ApJ, 673, 1160 (Unofficial title: "Ocean planet... or just a lot of hot air?")

Planet cookie place mats

Ever wanted to make log-scaled accurate gingerbread cookies that you then meticulously frost to resemble real planets?

Yes, everyone knows, there are trees on Saturn! Download these blueprints and these (updated in 2023) sets of log-scaled pictures of the inner solar system and the outer solar system. Then use your favorite set of concentric circular cookie cutters (I'm using these) and let the nerdy baking begin. If it doesn't look like a real planet, call it an exoplanet.

To make a planet-forming disk like HL Tau into a cookie on the same log scale, it should be about about 8 inches in diameter.

Pro tip: find a friend with a laminator to turn the patterns into long-lasting place mats.

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