I Finished My 4th NASA Internship!

Interning with the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center I am so lucky to have finished my fourth NASA internship! This post is a little delayed as I was finishing up my internship, finishing summer school courses, moving back across the country from Washington D.C. to Tucson, AZ, and then started school shortly after. But, it was all such a whirlwind experience … Continue reading I Finished My 4th NASA Internship!

Are Your Lights On?

Look up. Into the sky; into the stars. There is a vast universe out there, and thousands of astronomers throughout this planet are dedicated to discovering its secrets. Tucson, Arizona is home to some of the most advancing astronomical technologies and highest visited astronomy viewing sites in the world. Many Tucsonans and travelers have visited local observatories, such as Kitt Peak and Mount Lemmon, and … Continue reading Are Your Lights On?

Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

Story first featured on the University of Arizona Steward Observatory’s education program “Active Galactic Videos” here.  In June of 2004, the Nuttal Fire began along the southern rims of the Pinaleño Mountains in southern Arizona, sparked in two separate locations by lightning strikes. Over the course of a month, the fire burned nearly 30,000 acres and cost over $8 billion dollars.     “A pair of … Continue reading Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

Dendrochronology & Astronomy

Story first featured on the University of Arizona Steward Observatory’s education program “Active Galactic Videos” here. What is the link between the trees and the Sun? They are not anywhere close to one another — the Sun is 92 million miles away and trees grow here on Earth. Both are made out of the same basic materials fused by the universe. But the link between the … Continue reading Dendrochronology & Astronomy