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Meet the Eclipse Team


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.

  • Thomas Heywosz


    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.

  • Silas Laycock


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

  • 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.

  • Timothy Cook


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

  • Susanna Finn

    Research Scientist, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology

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

  • Edwin Aguirre

    Senior Science and Technology Writer, University Relations

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

  • Paul Song

    Professor, Physics

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

  • Supriya Chakrabarti


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