For the last two years, I’ve hosted a large dinner party at my house for all of the astronomy students at Haverford and Bryn Mawr (the vast majority of whom are in a class of mine in any given year). Last year, a post about the inaugural astronomy party kicked off this blog.
I was looking through my inbox tonight and found this picture from this year’s party:
This photo captures a nice cross-section of Haverford astronomy. From left to right Maya Barlev (’12), Emily Cunningham (’12), Erin Boettcher (’12, sitting in chair and bearing a passing resemblance to me), me (sitting on floor), Ross Fadely (postdoc), Leigh Schaefer (’13), Alyssa Mayo (’13), and Erica Hopkins (’14). All of the students in this pic also happen to be doing astronomy or physics research this summer. Pretty cool.
Some good connections were forged during this dinner (with Steve Boughn as a special guest), including us realizing that Sarah Sofia (’14) and Miriam Fuchs (’13) were both going to be in Boston during the American Astronomical Society meeting. So we included them in our fun. (I need to ping Bill Forman of the CfA for a photo that he snapped there of a bunch of us Haverfordians!)