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Meet the Eclipse Team

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Meet the Team

  • Saurav Aryal

    Research Assistant, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    Before, during and after the eclipse, Saurav Aryal will use a custom-built instrument to record images of the upper atmosphere.

  • Paul Song

    Professor, Physics

    An expert in geophysics and solar plasma physics, Paul Song directs UMass Lowell’s Space Science Laboratory.

  • Timothy Cook

    Assistant Professor, Physics, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    Astrophysicist Timothy Cook believes dust may hold the key to understanding the universe.

  • George Geddes

    Research Assistant, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    George Geddes will be among the hundreds of scientists in Carbondale, Ill., to view and conduct experiments during the eclipse.

  • Susanna Finn

    Research Scientist, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    Susanna Finn’s passion for astronomy took hold in elementary school.

  • Supriya Chakrabarti

    Director, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

    If there’s a planet around a nearby star, physics Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti wants to take a picture of it.

  • Silas Laycock

    Director, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory

    Silas Laycock researches black holes, neutron stars and time-domain astrophysics.

  • Edwin Aguirre

    Senior Science and Technology Writer, University Relations

    Edwin Aguirre and his wife, Imelda Joson, are veteran astrophotographers and eclipse chasers.

  • Thomas Heywosz

    Mathematical Sciences, UTeach

    Math major Thomas Heywosz came to UMass Lowell with a co-op scholarship and found a research position with a physics professor. Now he’s planning on a career as a high school math teacher.