OBJECTIVE To pursue a career in order to benefit the astronomy community utilizing my astronomy degree.
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Austin, TX
BA Astronomy (May 2008) - Cumulative GPA: 3.17/4.00 - Mathematics minor - Major GPA: 3.50 - Physics Exchange Student (Univ. Sussex)
WORK SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE Baltimore, MD
Program Coordinator I (salary) June 2012 – Present
- Develop and implement phase II observing programs
Reasearch Instrument Analyst I (salary) August 2009 – June 2012
- Create and analyze calibrations for the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) - Update all necessary documentation (including electronic) for ACS user community
- ACS instrument and RIA branch website curator
- AstroDrizzle software engineer
- User support on helpdesk for HST community
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, DEPT OF ASTRONOMY McDonald Observatory, Texas
Telescope Operator (salary) November 2008 – August 2009
- supervised under Dr. Matthew Shetrone
· Safety of the telescope and personnel
· Constant monitoring of weather, assessing close conditions
· Stack the mirrors and maintain the stack
· Move telescope, dome, and tracker to the requested targets
· Operate guiders and maintain telescope focus during data acquisition
· Shutdown the telescope and facility properly at the end of the night
· Produce a nightly report detailing operations and any problems encountered
RESEARCH Research Engr/Sci Assistant (salary) May 2008-November 2008 Austin, TX
- work under Professor G. Fritz Benedict, Ph.D.
· suggest orbital parameters to team of 5; collaborate realities of exoplanet systems
· identify possible anomalies in data & perfect current reduction/analysis methods of data · present results to diverse audiences at research forums and conferences.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (paid position), April 2007 – May 2008
· data reduction of HET and HST instruments utilizing pipelines in IDL and IRAF
· applying radial velocities to Keplerian Model via Systemic and Gaussfit programs · generate orbital parameters to determine existence of possible exoplanets.
· publish preliminary/final results in poster and scientific journals
· explore personal research initiative by testing the tidal heating hypothesis
-Analytical analysis- Data Interpretation - Data management -Public Speaking -User Support -Teaching/Training -Technical/Scientific writing -Team Leadership - Critical Thinking
-DS9, GIMP- Latech, WinEdit, Framemaker -MS Excel/Powerpoint, Word -HTML, Zope -SSH,RDC -Shell Scripting -Systemic, Gaussfit, AstroDrizzle -Mac, Linux, PC OSs
Armstong, A. et. al. “AstroDrizzle: Advanced Camera for Surveys Mosiac of the Sombrero Galaxy M104” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. TBA.
1American Astronomical Society #219. Austin, TX JAN 2012 #145.01
Armstong, A. et. al. “Calibrating Wide Field Channel Imagery for the Post-SM4 Advanced Camera for Surveys” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43.1American Astronomical Society #217. Seattle, WA JAN 2010 #344.16
Armstrong, A. 2010, “Automating the ACS WFC Calibration Pipeline”, RIA meeting, Baltimore, MD. Armstrong, A. 2009,“Synphot:Synthetic Photometry for Aesthetic Astronomy”, RIA meeting, Baltimore, MD. Armstrong, A. et. al. “Testing the Tidal Heating Hypothesis for the Transiting Exoplanets HAT-P-1b and TrES-4b” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 39, p. 969 1American Astronomical Society #211. Austin, TX. JAN 2008 #134.09.2Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX 25 April 2008
Bean, J. et al. “Detection of a Third Planet in the HD74156 System Using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope” The Astrophysical Journal, Jan 2008 Vol. 672, p1202.
Gonzaga, S., et al. 2011 “ACS Data Handbook”, Version 6.0 (Baltimore:STScI).
Martioli, E. et al. “Determining the Mass of HD136118b with Combined Astrometric and RadialVelocity Data.” (Poster) Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 39, p.9711American Astronomical Society Conference #211. Austin, TX. JAN 2008. #134.18
Maybhate, A., et al. 2010 “ACS Instrument Handbook”, Version 9.0 (Baltimore: STScI).
The Planets: Mission Mars, Astrophysics, Cosmology, History and Philosophy of Astronomy, Galaxies Quasars & Black Holes, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Waves & Optics, Modern Physics, Intro Thermodynamics, Modern Physics for Engineers, Further Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus
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