Martha L. Boyer


What am I up to?

February 22, 2009: Training for my first ever triathlon. What am I thinking?!

omega Centauri:

Globular Cluster omega Centauri

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Milky Way & Comet McNaught

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A bit about me:

I'm a post-doc at STScI, working with Karl Gordon and the rest of the Spitzer SAGE team. I started at STScI in January 2009, after earning my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

The SAGE programs used the Spitzer Space Telescope to observe those two blobby-looking things (The Magellanic Clouds) above and to the right of the comet. I'm interested in cosmic dust, especially dust around evolved stars in the Magellanic Clouds, other dwarf galaxies, and smaller star clusters.