In 2003 I spent the summer working at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Sydney, Australia. I didn't do a lot of astrophysics, but I did work on a planned laser communications system to Mars which included using Povray to animate what the system would look like. I also got to visit the telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory which was absolutely fantastic. My photo-diary type-thing can be found here.
In 2002 I was accepted on the Summer Student Program at Jodrell Bank where I spent the summer working in the Gravitational Lens research group. Half of my time there was spent leaning Perl in order to update the huge CLASS data archive and the other half was spent working on a particular lens called B0445+123 which was discovered by the CLASS survey which has been carried out over the last few years. My job was to put all the radio and optical data together and write the discovery paper for B0445. The paper was accepted for publication by MNRAS in October 2002.
Have a shout about light pollution: CfDS, iCan campaign
My old homepage is here (my even older one at Tripod). Info on the old rocket project(s) can be found here.
The H2G2 Astronomy Society
My favourite penguin: Tux
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