Thursday was Gemini North intern Cindy Villamil’s last day with Gemini. Here is what she had to say about her internship with us.
“While I was here I was working on HST (Hubble Space Telescope) images of a galaxy cluster called RXJ0848.6+4453. Mainly I was running and modifying scripts to help me extract and analyze the (photometric and structural parameters of) objects in these images. One of my main goals was to get a program called Galapagos working so that we could analyze all of the images simultaneously.
“After this I’m going back to being a science educator at The Newark Museum in New Jersey to teach astronomy and other sciences in the planetarium and throughout the entire science area of the museum while I apply for graduate school in astronomy.
“I can also tell you that I absolutely loved working here and wish it could have lasted more than just 4 months. Being back in astronomy research was what I expected it to be and more. Getting to go up to the summit for 3 nights of observing with Andre Nicolas and Sabrina was definitely one of the highlights.”
Thanks for all your hard work Cindy, you will be missed!