Joshua Pepper at Lehigh University

I am an astronomer and associate professor at the Department of Physics of Lehigh University.  My research involves the discovery of extrasolar planets; planets that orbit stars other than our sun. The main focus of my research is the KELT project - a pair of small, wide-field telescopes that we are using to search for transiting planets around bright stars. I am also a member of the science team of the NASA TESS mission.  See my research page for more information.

I received my PhD from the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University and I received my undergraduate degree at Princeton University.  Previously, I was the VIDA postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University.

A recent paper out from my group is about using data from the KELT survey to confirm planet candidates from the TESS mission.  The paper is led by my graduate student Xinyu Yao: "Precovery of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Single Transits with Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope".

Contact Information:
(610) 758-3649
413 Deming Lewis Lab
16 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, PA  18015


Joshua Pepper  |  413 Deming Lewis Lab |   16 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, PA 18015  |  |  (610) 758-3649