Anthony Cook


Contact Details

Room Number..........:  3.04
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
Phone.......................:   +44 (0)1970 622754
E-Mail........................:   atc
Home Page...............:   Personal

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • My Areas of Research are:
    • Automated digital planetary cartography e.g. feature recognition and Lunar and Mercury DEMs
    • The application of GIS to planetary datasets
    • Planning of imaging sequences from spacecraft to maximize stereo, temporal, and mosaic image coverage
    • Innovative close range 3D surface measurement techniques for planetary landers
    • Robotic telescopes
    • Automated processing and analysis of astronomical images
    • Imaging and Tracking of Objects at Sea

Teaching Areas

Modules Taught



Cook, A. 2018. Lunar Transient Phenomena. In B. Cudnik. (ed) Encyclopedia of Lunar Science. 1st edn, Springer Nature Cadair


André, N., Grande, M., Achilleos, N., Barthélémy, M., Bouchemit, M., Benson, K., Blelly, P.-., Budnik, E., Caussarieu, S., Cecconi, B., Cook, A., Génot, V., Guio, P., Goutenoir, A., Grison, B., Hueso, R., Indurain, M., Jones, G.H., Lilensten, J., Marchaudon, A., Matthiä, D., Opitz, A., Rouillard, A., Stanislawska, I., Soucek, J., Tao, C., Tomasik, L., Vaubaillon, J. 2017. Virtual Planetary Space Weather Service offered by the Europlant H2O2O Research Infrastructure. Planetary and Space Science 10.1016/j.pss.2017.04.020 Cadair


Cook, A.C. 2013. The Hatfield SCT Lunar Atlas: Photographic Atlas for Meade, Celestron, and Other SCT Telescopes: A Digitally Re-Mastered Edition. 2nd edn, Springer Nature, New York 10.1007/978-1-4614-8639-8 Cadair


Cook, A.C. 2012. The Hatfield Lunar Atlas: A Digitally Remastered Edition. 2012th edn, Springer Nature Other Cadair

Smith, A., Crawford, I.A., Gowen, R.A., Ambrosi, R., Anand, M., Banerdt, B., Bannister, N., Bowles, N., Braithwaite, C., Brown, P., Chela-flores, J., Cholinser, T., Church, P., Coates, A.J., Colaprete, T., Collins, G., Collinson, G., Cook, T., Elphic, R., Fraser, G., Gao, Y., Gibson, E., Glotch, T., Grande, M., Griffiths, A., Grygorczuk, J., Gudipati, M., Hagermann, A., Heldmann, J., Hood, L.L., Jones, A.P., Joy, K.H., Khavroshkin, O.B., Klingelhoefer, G., Knapmeyer, M., Kramer, G., Lawrence, D., Marczewski, W., Mckenna-lawlor, S., Miljkovic, K., Narendranath, S., Palomba, E., Phipps, A., Pike, W.T., Pullan, D., Rask, J., Richard, D.T., Seweryn, K., Sheridan, S., Sims, M., Sweeting, M., Swindle, T., Talboys, D., Taylor, L., Teanby, N., Tong, V., Ulamec, S., Wawrzaszek, R., Wieczorek, M., Wilson, L., Wright, I. 2012. Lunar Net—a proposal in response to an ESA M3 call in 2010 for a medium sized mission. Experimental Astronomy 33 (2-3) pp. 587-644. 10.1007/s10686-011-9250-5 Cadair

Weider, S.Z., Kellett, B.J., Swinyard, B.M., Crawford, I.A., Joy, K.H., Grande, M., Howe, C.J., Huovelin, J., Narendranath, S., Alha, L., Anand, M., Athiray, P.S., Bhandari, N., Carter, J.A., Cook, A.C., d'Uston, L.C., Fernandes, V.A., Gasnault, O., Goswami, J.N., Gow, J.P.D., Holland, A.D., Koschny, D., Lawrence, D.J., Maddison, B.J., Maurice, S., McKay, D.J., Okada, T., Pieters, C., Rothery, D.A., Russell, S.S., Shrivastava, A., Smith, D.R., Wieczorek, M. 2012. The Chandrayaan-1 X-Ray Spectrometer: First Results. Planetary and Space Science 60 (1) pp. 217-228. 10.1016/j.pss.2011.08.014 Cadair


Joy, K., Crawford, I., Grindrod, P., Lintott, C., Bamford, S., Smith, A., Cook, A., Antonenko, I., Balfanz, R., Balme, M., Blumberg, B., Bowles, N., Bugiolacchi, R., Carter, J., Chapman, C., Corrigan, C., Daou, D., Fortson, L., Gay, P., Hammergren, M., Kirchoff, M., Petro, N., Robbins, S., Roberts, D., Sands, M., Santiago, D., Schawinski, K., Subbarao, M., Wallin, J., Weider, S. 2011. Moon Zoo: citizen science in lunar exploration. Astronomy & Geophysics 52 (2) pp. 2.10-2.12. 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2011.52210.x Cadair

Vickers, M.J., Cook, A.C. 2011. Textural Analysis of the Lunar Surface using a Shaded Digital Elevation Model. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Other Cadair

Cook, A.C. 2011. Tidal Influences at the Lunar Crater Aristarchus and Transient Lunar Phenomena. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Cadair


Vickers, M.J., Cook, A.C. 2010. Textural Analysis to aid Automated Classification of Lunar Craters. Cadair

Cook, A.C., Grande, M., Stratton, C., Lane, J.A. 2010. A Preliminary Comparison of the Frequency of Transient Lunar Phenomena with Routine Observations. Cadair


Crawford, I.A., Joy, K.H., Kellett, B.J., Grande, M., Anand, M., Bhandari, N., Cook, A.C., d'Uston, L., Fernandes, V.A., Gasnault, O., Goswami, J., Howe, C.J., Huovelin, J., Koschny, D., Lawrence, D.J., Maddison, B.J., Maurice, S., Narendranath, S., Pieters, C., Okada, T., Rothery, D.A., Russell, S.S., Sreekumar, P., Swinyard, B., Wieczorek, M., Wilding, M.C. 2009. The scientific rationale for the C1XS X-ray spectrometer on India's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the moon. Planetary and Space Science 57 (7) pp. 725-734. 10.1016/j.pss.2008.12.006 Cadair

Grande, M., Maddison, B.J., Howe, C.J., Kellett, B.J., Sreekumar, P., Huovelin, J., Crawford, I.A., Duston, C.L., Smith, D.F., Anand, M., Bhandari, N., Cook, A.C., Fernandes, V.A., Foing, B.H., Gasnault, O., Goswami, J.N., Holland, A.D., Joy, K.H., Kochney, D., Lawrence, D.J., Maurice, S., Okada, T., Narendranath, S., Pieters, C., Rothery, D.A., Russell, S.S., Shrivastava, A., Swinyard, B.M., Wilding, M., Wieczorek, M. 2009. The C1XS X-ray Spectrometer on Chandrayaan-1. Planetary and Space Science 57 (7) pp. 717-724. 10.1016/j.pss.2009.01.016 Cadair

Vickers, M., Gibbens, M., Cook, A. 2009. Automated Texture Classification and Landform Taxonomy for Populating a GIS. Proceeding of RSPSoc 2009 Annual Conference, 8-11th September 2009, Leicester, UK. RSPSoc 2009 Annual Conference. pp. 604-610. Other Cadair

Cook, A., Vickers, M., Stevens-Bulmer, G. 2009. Applications of Statistical Imaging of the Sea using a Robotic Telescope. Proceedings of RSPSoc 2009 Annual Conference, 8-11th September 2009, Leicester, UK. pp. 653-660. Cadair


Grande, M., Barnes, D.P., Cook, A., Tyler, L. 2008. The Europlanet RI TransNational Access Planetary Analogue Terrain Laboratory (PATLab). European Planetary Science Congress EPSC 2008. European Planetary Science Congress. pp. 2008-. Cadair Other

Cook, A.C., Grande, M. 2008. Observational Techniques for Detecting Lunar Impacts. Observational Techniques for Detecting Lunar Impacts, Munster, Germany. Cadair

Cook, A.C., Barnes, D.P. 2008. Terrain Mapping Coverage Around a Lander Using Passive Structured Light. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, TX, USA. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Cadair


Cook, A.C. 2007. Book Review: Observing the Moon (2nd Edition) (North). Journal of the British Astronomical Association 117 (6) Other Other Cadair


Cook, A., Gibbens, M.J. 2006. Constructing Visual Taxonomies by Shape. 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2006. ICPR 2006. IEEE Press pp. 732 - 735. 10.1109/ICPR.2006.405 Cadair


Wallis, D., Burchell, M.J., Cook, A., Solomon, C.J., McBride, N. 2005. Azimuthal Impact Directions from Oblique Impact Crater Morphology. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 359 (3) pp. 1137-1149. 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08978.x Cadair


Mège, D., Cook, A., Garel, E., Lagabrielle, Y. 2003. Volcanic rifting at Martian grabens. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 108 (E5) pp. 1-33. 10.1029/2002JE001852 Cadair


Schultz, R.A., Watters, T.R., Cook, A., Robinson, M.S. 2002. The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere. Geophysical Research Letters 29 (11) pp. 1542. 10.1029/2001GL014308 Cadair Other