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Sarah Tuttle is a fifth year graduate student in Astronomy at Columbia University. Her thesis project hinges on something which is designed to plummet 100,000ft out of the sky. When she’s not panicking, she’s pursuing activities that work towards lowering her generally elevated blood pressure. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics from UCSC studying polymers and making LEDs. When someone suggested the manufacture of an animated burrito wrapper she switched back to astrophysics.

By Sarah Tuttle on July 27, 2009 in
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Date: July 27, 2009 Title: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down Podcaster: Sarah Tuttle from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Scientific balloons are a (relatively) cheap and cheerful way to do novel astronomy and test ideas. I’ll be talking about our recent flight of FIREBall – Faint Intergalactic […]