Congratulations to Aisling Cush (14CH) who successfully completed the Nuffield Research Placement programme.
This entailed Aisling completing a two-week work placement in Armagh Observatory and Planetarium over the summer holidays. Throughout this placement Aisling worked alongside a PhD student from Queens University Belfast, Asish Phillip Monai, on a project which explored transients, bright flashes of light in space and spectral classification, measuring the levels of elements on certain types of subdwarf stars.
After her two-week placement, Aisling then was tasked with designing a poster and writing a research paper based on her work at the Planetarium. Aisling successfully submitted these and on Wednesday 13th September, along with her mother and Mrs Donnelly, attended a prestigious Nuffield Research Placement Celebration Event in Parliament Buildings, Stormont where she was awarded her certificate.