Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Summer, New Research

Oh hey blog, long time no see.

I haven't exactly decided if I'm going to keep this research journal going for the next few months or if I should open up a new one (I kind of feel like it would be nice to keep this one for a little).

A lot has happened since I last posted. Astro-related, I finished up my poster for the KINSC Research Symposium in Sept 2010. It was a lot of fun to talk about my summer work, but since then I haven't really looked at stealth galaxies. I did get through sophomore-level astro and physics classes -- success! All in all, it has been a great year.

But it is time to get back to research!

This summer, I will be working with Prof. Andrew West (HC '99) at Boston University, focusing on characterizing and identifying a new sample of binary stars. What this fully entails, I have yet to find out!

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend this past week at the AAS meeting in Boston. SO MUCH ASTRO (in the best way!). I went to lectures on a wide range of topics, heard both Beth and Andrew speak, met some great astronomers, and picked up some great Astro stickers and silly bands.

Tomorrow is my first day of work at BU. Can't wait!

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