hello! my name is kat, I'm an undergraduate astronomy & astrophysics and physics double major at a school somewhere in PA. Currently I'm working in a particle astrophysics lab, though that may change in the near future.
Obviously I'm super interested in space, but I am also absolutely fascinated by history, anthropology, and linguistics- so don't be surprised if you see me pop up in your notifications☺️
it's nice to meet all of you
exam worries Show more
well, I made it through my astro exam. I'm just hoping I did better than my first midterm last semester... I know that I can still get an A overall if I get a 63 on an exam, so I'm holding on to that. At the very least, I felt better this time around
@vis_viva the thrilling conclusion: they cancelled classes until 5 pm, my midterm is at 6:45. Honestly, i think this was the best case scenario... no i have all day to study and i dont have to worry about rescheduling messing with other exams
@vis_viva on that note the “no sleep ‘till your dead” mentality and culture of just always having work to do... is super unhealthy and i hate it. I shouldnt have to be working from when i wake up to when i go to sleep just to get everything done!!! No one should!! And yet, it seems like everyone around me, myself included, does
i talked with my honors advisor and she agrees that i should look for a new lab... which i figured would be the case but. Idk i really like working with my current PI, so it’s a shame that i can’t stick with him. It’s for the best, but i cant say im looking forward to the process of finding a new one
this REU is asking what year I will be next fall, and they have freshman/sophomore/junior/senior listed alongside credit amounts!
I am going to have senior credit standing next year, but I'll only be in my 3rd year of study and I'm not going to be graduating early...so for all intents and purposes, a junior.
what do I put???
What would change if the sun rose in the West and set in the East? A lot actually.
A retrograde spin would produce a reverse Coriolis effect. Researchers used the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model to produce a model of Earth's climate in this scenario.
Overall, Earth's total desert coverage shrunk from 16 million square miles to 12 million. The Sahara, Middle East, and Australia sprouted grasslands & rainforest, and the American southeast and La Plata, and East China became new deserts.
impending genetic health issues, - Show more
my dad’s side of the family has a real bad familial tremor. It’s likely i’ve inherited it, and i only have so much time before my hands start shaking. I know that out of all the health problems i could have or get, it’s not the worst. But still, it scares me. My dad bought a typewriter recently because he can’t write anymore.
I’m glad that i found astronomy, bc the other option was art and that... has an expiration date, for me
I dont look forward to it
astro and physics undergrad
a humble space zucchini
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