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Bradley Observatory: Summer Student Research Experiences and the National Astronomy Consortium

Agnes Scott students Azia Robinson and Mihika Rao will be sharing their experience as summer research students as a part of the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC), a fellowship program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) targeted at minority students in STEM. Both of them were designated to work at the VLA site in Socorro, New Mexico, however, the program was moved online due to the ongoing pandemic.

Azia worked with Dr. Viviana Rosero and Dr. Josh Marvil on the project “Comprehensive SEDs of High-mass Protostars from Infrared to Radio”. During this project they studied high-mass star formation using a combination of new VLA data and data from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Massive Star Formation Survey. The results of the analysis were compared with star formation models.

Mihika worked with Tony Beasley on her project titled "Very Large Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Imaging of Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) Detections". They ran pilot observations of targeted sources from VLASS using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to improve upon the observing techniques that will help optimize a future All Sky VLBA Survey.

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Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Virtual Event
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Lectures & Presentations

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General Public


Science & Technology, Research


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