AAC Monthly Meeting

  • 11 Jun 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Kika Silva Pla Planetarium & Zoom




7:00 - 7:15 General Meeting & Announcements
7:15 - 7:30 Short topic presentation by a club member

7:30 - 7:45 Refreshment break

7:45 - Public Presentation

Speaker:  Corin Marasco, UF

Title: Yellow Super Giant Stars

Abstract:  TBD

About the Speaker:

Corin was born in Virginia and grew up about an hour outside of Atlanta, GA. She first fell in love with observational astronomy when she worked on a research project studying AGN at Georgia State University's Perimeter College. She then went to Georgia Tech for her undergrad, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics with an Astrophysics Concentration.

Research Interests:

Her research interests lie in high-energy and stellar astrophysics. Her undergraduate research aimed to better understand yellow supergiants by studying a population of them to look for trends among their characteristics. She has also interned at NASA GSFC and MSFC, where sh worked on projects that used observations of high-energy sources to explore ways to more accurately interpret data from NASA's X-ray telescopes (primary NuSTAR and Chandra). She is now interested in pursuing similar research, especially studying stellar populations and continuing to work with X-ray data.

Areas of Study:
  • Observational Astronomy
  • X-ray Astrophysics
  • Stellar Populations

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