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REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates at MMO

Primary Institution: Maria Mitchell Observatory [MMO]
Affiliation: Maria Mitchell Association [MMA]
City: Nantucket
State: MA
Job Duration: Late May through August
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Description: Summer Undergraduate Astronomy Research Internship. MMO has six NSF-funded research assistant positions. Accepted students conduct independent research supervised by the senior MMO staff. The current research areas include forming stars and planetary systems, unusual variable stars, astrophysical masers and lasers, and the physics of comets. The research emphasizes state-of-the-art data reduction techniques and thoughtful physical interpretation. The major results of the student projects are presented at local, national and international professional conferences and   published in peer-reviewed journals.
Stipend: $1,400/mo.
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2007
Job Website: http://www.mmo.org
Additional Information: Minimum of one year of physics.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution.
U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Further information and downloadable application form is available at,
www.mmo.org
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Vladimir Strelnitski Ph.D.
Maria Mitchell Observatory
4 Vestal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
Email: vladimir@mmo.org
Phone: 508-228-9273
Fax: 508-228-1031
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