I am a planetary scientist working at both the Lagrange laboratory of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA) and the Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides (IMCCE), Paris Observatory. I study the small bodies of our solar system, remnants of the early stages of planetary formation. I am in particular interested in binary systems, small body density, and surface composition. I am involved in many observing programs on small and large telescopes.

I am a CNAP assistant astronomer, and my activities encompass research, teaching, outreach actions, and community services.

In 2012, the asteroid (8467) of provisional designation 1981 ES35 has been named in my honour (many many thanks to Bobby Bus, Marcello Fulchignoni, and Antonella Barucci). You can find informations on asteroid (8467) Benoitcarry here.


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Lagrange, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
Boulevard de l'Observatoire
06304 Nice Cedex 04

Picture of Benoit Carry at Paranal Under the sky... at VLT

A short interview by Tommy Roux.