After completing the 26.2 mile Manchester, NH Marathon. From left: Meredith MacGregor, Luke Kelley, Chris Faesi, Ian Czekala, and Maria Drout
On Sunday, Nov 4th, 5 graduate students from the astronomy department ran the Manchester, NH Marathon or Half-marathon: Maria Drout, Chris Faesi, Luke Kelley, Meredith MacGregor, and Ian Czekala. All finished with smiles on their faces and glints in their eyes--with 3 of the competitors completing their first long-distance race. We hope this inaugural "astro-marathon" becomes a tradition, and we welcome future participation from students and faculty in the department!
Professor David Charbonneau was selected among the 100 Almuni of Influence of the University of Toronto in Canada. The Alumni of Influence were selected based their contributions to their professional field at an international, national, or local level, as well as their volunteerism within the wider community and their philanthropy. The list of distinguished alumni includes Astronomer Wendy Freedman (Carnegie) and Nobel Laureate in Physics, Walter Kohn (Santa Barbara); for more details see http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/100-alumni-influence