Fun during week 4 at the SETI Institute and in the Bay Area

This week had a bit more fun packed into it then the previous weeks. I got to first attend a SETI Talks which are a lectures series put on by the SETI Institute. This months talk we had the pleasure of hearing Jill Tarter and Sarah Scoles talk about their new book called Making Contact. […]

My first weeks at SETI

You made it! Welcome to my blog. I’m going to tell myself that I will keep this updated from now on, but we’ll see how that goes.

I am now one third of the way through my 9-week research experience at the SETI Institute and it has been utterly surreal. This internship had been at […]

Two and half weeks at the SETI Institute.

It has been a few weeks since the start of the CAMPARE REU program here at SETI and all I can say is that I have been blown away with everything. This will be a fairly long post as I have three weeks of this internship to fill you in on so lets get started […]

ATA Week

Last week, all of the SETI REU students went up to the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) in Hat Creek, CA. It was amazing! Jill Tarter showed us the inner workings of the telescopes and gave a few talks. We even got to do a couple minor experiments using a few of the telescopes! We also […]

First Couple Weeks at SETI

I can’t believe it’s already been more than two weeks! I’ve already learned so much. It’s been very exciting to be part of this REU group and to be living at the NASA Ames Research Center. There has been many intro talks and a few colloquia at Microsoft. I’ve gotten to meet some amazing people, […]

Week 10: The End

This summer has taught me more than I thought it would. I learned about science, meteors, basic astronomy and Astrobiology. Meteors are one of the most interesting topics I have had the pleasure of studying. We can learn so much about the solar system using them as a probe to test the diversity in comets. […]

Week Seven: MetSoc Meeting

Most of this week I was with my mentor at a meeting all about meteors and meteorites. The first day we learned just how many hills there are at Berkeley when we had to hike a kilometer uphill to get to our building. It was one of the hottest days of the week and I […]

Week Five and Six: Meteor Workshop and Networking

Once I came back from our week long trip I was told about a workshop being held at Stanford University about meteors and I decided to attend with my mentor. The group was about fifty people and at least forty of them gave one or more presentations in the three days. I learned so much […]

Mars, Phobos and Deimos








It is already half way through the internship! These past weeks have definitely been a great learning and bonding experience. The field trip we had at Lassen was probably the best week I have had in while; we hiked a cinder cone during a hail storm, had […]

Week Four: Hat Creek Radio Observatory and Lassen National Park

What a week this has been. I have learned so much and experienced so much that it is difficult to find a starting point. On Sunday we all piled into the two vans and started our six hour drive to Hat Creek. When we got there we all sorted ourselves to our appropriate houses (unfortunately […]