A Subset of Brian O’Brien’s Publications

O'Brien, B.J., 2018, "Paradigm shifts about dust on the Moon: From Apollo 11 to Chang'e-4", Planetary and Space Science


O’Brien, B.J., 2016, “Learning from China’s moon dust priorities”, Focus, , journal of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), 199, p 28-29


O’Brien, B.J. & Hollick, M, 2015 “Sunrise-driven movements of dust on the Moon: Apollo 12 Ground-truth measurements”, Planetary and Space Science, 119, pages 194-199


Hollick, M., and O'Brien, B.J., 2013, 'Lunar weather measurements at three Apollo sites 1969-1976', Space Weather, 11, 11, pp. 651-660. (AGU Highlighted Paper), https://doi:10.1002/2013SW000978.


O’Brien, B.J. 2012, "Starfish Impact Led to Internet Development; 50th Anniversary of Starfish Nuclear Explosion: Conception of the Internet”, Focus, journal of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), 173,


O'Brien, B.J., 2012, “Apollo measurements of lunar dust amidst geology priorities”, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59, pp. 307-320. 


O’Brien, B.J., 2011,  Review of measurements of dust movements on the Moon during Apollo”, Planetary and Space Science, 59, pp. 1708-1726, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.04.016


O'Brien, B.J., 2011, The Apollo Expeditions and Dust on the Moon”, South Australian Geographical Journal, 110, pp. 77-91.


O'Brien, B.J., 2010, A Sticky Lunar Problem, Australasian Science, 31, Number 1, p.41-42, Jan/Feb


O’Brien, B.J., 2009,  “Direct active measurements of movements of lunar dust: Rocket exhausts and natural effects contaminating and cleansing Apollo hardware on the Moon in 1969”, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36.


O’Brien, B.J., 2009, “Apollo Moon Dust from 1966 to 2009”, Focus 158


O’Brien, B.J., Freden, S.C. and Bates, J.R., 1970, “Degradation of Apollo 11 Deployed Instruments because of Lunar Module Ascent Effects”, Journal of Applied Physics, 41, pages 4538-4541,


Bates, J.R., Freden, S.F. and O'Brien, B.J., 1969, "The modified dust detector in the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package", August 1969,  Apollo 11 Preliminary Science Report (PSR), NASA SP-214, Washington, D.C.


O’Brien, B.J., 2012, Return to inescapable sticky dust on the surface of the Moon”, Global Space Exploration Conference, GLEX 2012,  22-24 May, Washington DC.


O’Brien, B. J.,  2012, “Pioneering Environmental Governance in Modern Perth: Pacminex and the EPA in 1971-72”, in Urban Transformations: Booms, Busts and Other Catastrophes”, Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Urban History/Planning history
Conference, Andrea Gaynor et al., (eds.), The University of Western Australia, Crawley.


O’Brien, B.J. & Gaier, J.R. 2009, “Lunar Dust in the Lunar Environment – A White Paper for the National Academies Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey”


O’Brien, B.J. & Gaier, J.R.,2009, “Lunar Dust in the Lunar Environment – A White Paper for the National Academies Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey” Poster Paper presented by Gaier at Annual LEAG Conference, 16-19 November 2009, Johnson Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas


O’Brien, Brian J. (2009), “Towards Optimising Understanding of Lunar Dust from Revisiting Apollo Information”, 2nd Lunar Science Forum, July 21-23, 2009, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Ames, Calif.


O’Brien, Brian J. (2009), “Synergies of Science and Engineering Cultures in Space Projects in the 1960s”, 2nd Lunar Science Forum, 21-23 July, 2009, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Ames, Calif. (Invited Paper and Forum).


Gaier, James and Brian J. O’Brien, (2009), “Collateral Dust and Its Role on Apollo Space Missions”, 2nd Lunar Science Forum, 21-23 July, 2009, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Ames, Calif.