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Directory of Ambassadors: Carrie Fitzgerald
Carrie Fitzgerald
Carrie Fitzgerald
Member Since 2015

Washington, District of Columbia

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Biographical Information:

Carrie Fitzgerald has a BS in physics from Stetson University and a MS and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her PhD dissertation is in experimental nuclear astrophysics and involves a particular set of reactions that occur in globular cluster red giant stars. After graduation she received an associateship from the National Academies of Sciences to work at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. Her research there centered on the development of a gamma-ray detector for studying the Sun.

Carrie is currently an associate professor in the physics and engineering department of Montgomery College where she teaches astronomy and physics as well as maintaining the campus observatory. In addition to teaching and hosting events at the observatory, she serves as the advisor to the college's student astronomy club.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Montgomery College Astronomical Observatory Guest Night
Montgomery College

Solar Observing at Rockville Science Day
Montgomery College Astronomical Observatory

Solar Eclipse at Montgomery College
Montgomery College Planetarium

Montgomery College Astronomical Observatory Guest Night
Montgomery College

Reading Under the Stars
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

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