Kim Katris McLeod

(on the left, a long time ago; a more recent picture is here)

Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Whitin ObservatoryWellesley CollegeWellesley, MA 02481(781)283-2709kmcleod-(at)

Life history, in reverse

Other interests

Current classes--100 107 200 206 210

Current research interests

    • Exoplanet transit measurements with our campus telescope.

        • I am a member of the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) FOP (Follow-up Observing Program).

        • Since 2012 my students and I have been KFUN collaborators on the very neat KELT project. We've been on a bunch of KELT discovery papers, including KELT-18b on which I'm not just an 'et al.'!

        • I've been at this a while. For fun I made my first exoplanet transit observation way back in 2001 after the first one had been discovered.

Past research interests -- Complete pub list

Former undergraduate research students

(in rough chronological order)

Rob Simcoe Alice Shapley Carrie Ryan Sonya Rhee Erin (Condy) Elliot Alceste Bonanos Carie Cardamone Lindsey (Deremer) Keeney Naomi Goldenson Frannie D'Arcanegelo Melissa Rice Emily Bowsher Rebecca Stoll Shelby Kimmel Talia Sepersky Amanda Zangari Erin Martell Allison Youngblood Jaclyn Payne Steven Mohammed Ijeoma Ekeh Matt Grossman Lynn Geiger Helen Ressler Kerry Klemmer Amy Tulay Guth Kirsten Blancato Anna Payne Kerrin Arnold Ashley Iguina Rose Gibson Anicia Arredondo Ale Escamilla Elif Samanci Derrick Carr Jenny Gubner Casey Melton Genevieve Markees Nicole Ford Leafia Sheraden_Cox Chloe Shi A. Granados Nora Hoch Fiona Powers Ozyurt Hannah Stickler