Kevin Covey is a former RCA
Member and was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and received his
PHD is astronomy from the University of Washington. Kevin was a
Spitzer Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and
a Hubble Fellow at Cornell University.
Kevin is currently a
research astronomer at Lowell Observatory and he is working to clarify
how low-mass stars, and the planets they host, form and evolve.
Specifically, He studies
how young stars gain mass and shed angular momentum without disrupting
the planets forming around them. He also track how low-mass stars spin
down over time: these measurements provide a valuable 'stellar clock'
to estimate the ages of individual stars and give clues to how these
stars generate magnetic fields and stellar winds.
He study these processes with data from large astrophysical surveys
(e.g., the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Palomar Transient Factory,
and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) as well as my own
observations (typically optical and near-infrared spectra).
Kevin Covey's Web Site and Bio --