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SCU astrophysicist Kristin Kulas (far right) with current SCU students and  NASA colleagues on the catwalk of the Shane Telescope at nearby Lick Observatory.

SCU astrophysicist Kristin Kulas (far right) with current SCU students and NASA colleagues on the catwalk of the Shane Telescope at nearby Lick Observatory.

New Opportunities in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics

Kristin Kulas and students collaborate with NASA Ames

SCU astrophysicist Kristin Kulas, Ph.D. continues to provide wonderful hands-on opportunities for SCU physics and engineering physics majors who are interested in observational astronomy and astrophysics. Her work is funded in part by the National Science Foundation. One of Kulas’s areas of specialization is galaxy formation and evolution – great topics, indeed!  Since coming to SCU, Kulas has established an active research program in collaboration with her colleagues at NASA Ames, including SOFIA Associate Director for Science Operations and USRA, Dr. B-G Andersson.

This photo shows Kulas (far right) with a few of her current collaborators, including current SCU students Remy Dennis (left) and Janik Karoly (back), former SCU student Mandy Caputo who now works at NASA (back-right), and collaborating NASA postdoc Archana Soam.

Kristin Kulas (far right) with current SCU students and  NASA colleagues on the catwalk of the Shane Telescope at nearby Lick Observatory (April, 2019).