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Alison Duck (University of Maryland)

Alison is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland who hopes her international research experience with the GROWTH SURF program will help her narrow down a sub-field in astronomy to pursue in a graduate program.


  • Internship Start Date June 14, 2018
  • Internship End Date   Aug 24, 2018
  • Project Calibrating Absolute Magnitude of RR Lyrae in ZTF Native Photometric System
  • Mentor Dr. Chow-Choong Ngeow
  • National Central University, Taiwan

RR Lyrae are variable stars that are often used as a tool to measure cosmological distances in the Universe. The image shows an RR Lyrae star in the NGC 5272 galaxy. Image credit: Steve Cannistra

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.