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Robert C. Morehead

Instructor
Observatory Director
Preston Gott Observatory
Texas Tech University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Box 41051
Lubbock, TX 79409-1051
Phone: (806) 834-7940

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Vetting Kepler planet candidates in the sub-Jovian desert with multiband photometry
Colón, K. D., Morehead, R. C., Ford, E. B.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 452, Issue 3, p.3001-3009

Using Approximate Bayesian Computation to Probe Multiple Transiting Planet Systems
Morehead, R. C.
IAU General Assembly, Meeting #29, #2257552

New Constraints on the False Positive Rate for Short-Period Kepler Planet Candidates
Colón, K. D., Morehead, R. C., Ford, E. B.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, #105.03

Implications for the False-positive Rate in Kepler Planet Systems from Transit Duration Ratios
Morehead, R. C., Ford, E. B.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, #105.02

Architecture of Kepler's Multi-transiting Systems. II. New Investigations with Twice as Many Candidates
Fabrycky, D. C., Lissauer, J. J., Ragozzine, D., Rowe, J. F., Steffen, J. H., Agol, E., Barclay, T., Batalha, N., Borucki, W., Ciardi, D. R., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 790, Issue 2, article id. 146, 12 pp. (2014).

VizieR Online Data Catalog: Kepler planetary candidates. IV. 22 months (Burke+, 2014)
Burke, C. J., Bryson, S. T., Mullally, F., Rowe, J. F., Christiansen, J. L., Thompson, S. E., Coughlin, J. L., Haas, M. R., Batalha, N. M., Caldwell, D. A., et al.
VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/210/19. Originally published in: 2014ApJS..210...19B

Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler IV: Planet Sample from Q1-Q8 (22 Months)
Burke, C. J., Bryson, S. T., Mullally, F., Rowe, J. F., Christiansen, J. L., Thompson, S. E., Coughlin, J. L., Haas, M. R., Batalha, N. M., Caldwell, D. A., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 210, Issue 2, article id. 19, 12 pp. (2014).

Transit timing observations from Kepler - VII. Confirmation of 27 planets in 13 multiplanet systems via transit timing variations and orbital stability
Steffen, J. H., Fabrycky, D. C., Agol, E., Ford, E. B., Morehead, R. C., Cochran, W. D., Lissauer, J. J., Adams, E. R., Borucki, W. J., Bryson, S., et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 428, Issue 2, p.1077-1087

A Test of Stellar Cohabitation in Multiple Transiting Planet Systems
Morehead, R. C., Ford, E. B.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, #343.04

Constraining the false positive rate for Kepler planet candidates with multicolour photometry from the GTC
Colón, K. D., Ford, E. B., Morehead, R. C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 426, Issue 1, pp. 342-353.

Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-type Stars from Kepler
Howard, A. W., Marcy, G. W., Bryson, S. T., Jenkins, J. M., Rowe, J. F., Batalha, N. M., Borucki, W. J., Koch, D. G., Dunham, E. W., Gautier, T. N., III, et al.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 201, Issue 2, article id. 15, 20 pp. (2012).

Constraining the False Positive Rate for Kepler Planet Candidates with Multi-Color Photometry from the GTC
Colón, K. D., Ford, E. B., Morehead, R. C.
eprint arXiv:1207.2481

Transit Timing Observations from Kepler. II. Confirmation of Two Multiplanet Systems via a Non-parametric Correlation Analysis
Ford, E. B., Fabrycky, D. C., Steffen, J. H., Carter, J. A., Fressin, F., Holman, M. J., Lissauer, J. J., Moorhead, A. V., Morehead, R. C., Ragozzine, D., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 750, Issue 2, article id. 113, 18 pp. (2012).

Almost All of Kepler's Multiple-planet Candidates Are Planets
Lissauer, J. J., Marcy, G. W., Rowe, J. F., Bryson, S. T., Adams, E., Buchhave, L. A., Ciardi, D. R., Cochran, W. D., Fabrycky, D. C., Ford, E. B., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 750, Issue 2, article id. 112, 15 pp. (2012).

VizieR Online Data Catalog: Kepler's candidate multiple transiting planets (Lissauer+, 2011)
Lissauer, J. J., Ragozzine, D., Fabrycky, D. C., Steffen, J. H., Ford, E. B., Jenkins, J. M., Shporer, A., Holman, M. J., Rowe, J. F., Quintana, E. V., et al.
VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/197/8. Originally published in: 2011ApJS..197....8L

Architecture and Dynamics of Kepler's Candidate Multiple Transiting Planet Systems
Lissauer, J. J., Ragozzine, D., Fabrycky, D. C., Steffen, J. H., Ford, E. B., Jenkins, J. M., Shporer, A., Holman, M. J., Rowe, J. F., Quintana, E. V., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 197, Issue 1, article id. 8, 26 pp. (2011).

The Distribution of Transit Durations for Kepler Planet Candidates and Implications for Their Orbital Eccentricities
Moorhead, A. V., Ford, E. B., Morehead, R. C., Rowe, J., Borucki, W. J., Batalha, N. M., Bryson, S. T., Caldwell, D. A., Fabrycky, D. C., Gautier, T. N., III, et al.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 197, Issue 1, article id. 1, 15 pp. (2011).

Enhancing Multiple-Transiting Planet System Validation with Transit Duration Ratios
Morehead, R. C., Ford, E. B., Prša, A., Ragozzine, D.
American Astronomical Society, ESS meeting #2, #28.01

Kepler's First Rocky Planet: Kepler-10b
Batalha, N. M., Borucki, W. J., Bryson, S. T., Buchhave, L. A., Caldwell, D. A., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Ciardi, D., Dunham, E. W., Fressin, F., Gautier, T. N., III, et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 729, Issue 1, article id. 27, 21 pp. (2011).

A closely packed system of low-mass, low-density planets transiting Kepler-11
Lissauer, J. J., Fabrycky, D. C., Ford, E. B., Borucki, W. J., Fressin, F., Marcy, G. W., Orosz, J. A., Rowe, J. F., Torres, G., Welsh, W. F., et al.
Nature, Volume 470, Issue 7332, pp. 53-58 (2011).

Validation of Candidate Multiple-Transiting Planet Systems and Assessing Possible False Positives based on Photometric Observables
Morehead, R., Ford, E. B., Kepler Science Team
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #140.09; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011

The Distribution of Orbital Eccentricities for Kepler Planet Candidates
Moorhead, A., Ford, E. B., Morehead, R., Kepler Science Team
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #103.06; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011

The Architectures of Planetary Systems from Transit Observations
Ford, E. B., Fabrycky, D. C., Holman, M. J., Lissauer, J. J., Moorhead, A. V., Morehead, R. C., Ragozzine, D., Steffen, J. H., Koch, D., Kepler Science Team
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #103.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011

Five Kepler Target Stars That Show Multiple Transiting Exoplanet Candidates
Steffen, J. H., Batalha, N. M., Borucki, W. J., Buchhave, L. A., Caldwell, D. A., Cochran, W. D., Endl, M., Fabrycky, D. C., Fressin, F., Ford, E. B., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 725, Issue 1, pp. 1226-1241 (2010).

Kepler-9: A System of Multiple Planets Transiting a Sun-Like Star, Confirmed by Timing Variations
Holman, M. J., Fabrycky, D. C., Ragozzine, D., Ford, E. B., Steffen, J. H., Welsh, W. F., Lissauer, J. J., Latham, D. W., Marcy, G. W., Walkowicz, L. M., et al.
Science, Volume 330, Issue 6000, pp. 51- (2010).

Ground-based Multisite Observations of Two Transits of HD 80606b
Shporer, A., Winn, J. N., Dreizler, S., Colón, K. D., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Choi, P. I., Morley, C., Moutou, C., Welsh, W. F., Pollaco, D., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 722, Issue 1, pp. 880-887 (2010).

Discovery of a Low-mass Companion to a Metal-rich F Star with the MARVELS Pilot Project
Fleming, S. W., Ge, J., Mahadevan, S., Lee, B., Eastman, J. D., Siverd, R. J., Gaudi, B. S., Niedzielski, A., Sivarani, T., Stassun, K. G., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 718, Issue 2, pp. 1186-1199 (2010).

Status of a Program Monitoring Optical Lunar Surface Transients
Crotts, A. P. S., Berger, A., Cecil, G., Cseresnjes, P., Ebel, D., Hickson, P., Joner, M., Pfrommer, T., Marka, S., Morehead, R., et al.
40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, (Lunar and Planetary Science XL), held March 23-27, 2009 in The Woodlands, Texas, id.2373