John Debes is an ESA/AURA astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is currently the STIS Team Lead, supporting science operations for the STIS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope.
John’s research focuses on observable signatures of planetary systems, using a variety of observational techniques. This has included high contrast imaging of protoplanetary and debris disks, the dynamics of planetary systems during the late stages of stellar evolution, and observations of white dwarfs with rocky debris disks.
In addition to the above work he is a member of the WFIRST-CGI Science Investigation team, a founding member of the citizen science website Disk Detective, a father, and a husband. The rest of the year you can find John @JohnDebes.