What to do/where to go?

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Where to go/What to do

University of Wisconsin
2
11%
University of Hawaii
11
61%
Pennsylvania State
3
17%
Take a year off
2
11%
 
Total votes: 18

Admiralrewd
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What to do/where to go?

Postby Admiralrewd » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:28 pm

This is for astronomy, not sure yet where in astronomy, leaning towards galactic/extragalactic, but I have a lot of interests in astronomy and my past research has been in multiple astronomy fields. I added "take a year off" in there, not because I dislike the schools listed, but because I wanted time to reassess if I really want to make what will amount to a 6+ year (and maybe a lifetime) commitment to a very narrow field. Any thoughts?

vicente
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby vicente » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:10 pm

University of Hawaii - they got the big telescope at the top of the big island, don't they?

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Ren
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby Ren » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:20 pm

"I wanted time to reassess if I really want to make what will amount to a 6+ year (and maybe a lifetime) commitment to a very narrow field" <<
What narrow field?

U of Hawaii sounds great for studying astronomy isn't it? I'll surely apply there next year. :D

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grae313
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby grae313 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:22 pm

Heck, if I had a passion for astronomy I'd be in Hawaii in a second

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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby coconut » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:26 pm

Admiralrewd wrote:This is for astronomy, not sure yet where in astronomy, leaning towards galactic/extragalactic, but I have a lot of interests in astronomy and my past research has been in multiple astronomy fields. I added "take a year off" in there, not because I dislike the schools listed, but because I wanted time to reassess if I really want to make what will amount to a 6+ year (and maybe a lifetime) commitment to a very narrow field. Any thoughts?


Shouldn't you have already thought about the 6+ year committment before you applied? :D I mean, you knew what you would be getting in to when you decided you were going to go through the whole admissions process.

If what you want to do is observational, Hawaii is the place to go. You will get tons of observing time on the Mauna Kea telescopes (lots of data), and there are lots of people to choose from to work with.

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Helio
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby Helio » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:36 am

HEHEHEHE to burst the bubble.... the illustrious caltech has 40% of Keck (the telescope on top of the mountain) as i heard from friend who is going there for astro

if you really want to go extra galactic.... go to hawaii... wisc is a lot of neutrino from what i saw on the website

Admiralrewd
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby Admiralrewd » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:25 am

coconut wrote:
Shouldn't you have already thought about the 6+ year committment before you applied? :D I mean, you knew what you would be getting in to when you decided you were going to go through the whole admissions process.


you'd think so wouldn't you. But I'd rather not go into my life story. I guess that option shouldn't really be up there.

physicsdude
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby physicsdude » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:11 pm

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Admiralrewd
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby Admiralrewd » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:31 pm

thanks for the advice, I had a feeling you guys would say hawaii. And I'm pretty sure I agree, so aloha U hawaii!

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quizivex
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby quizivex » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:58 am

Cancel your plans for Hawaii, I heard a geologist on the discovery channel or some other source a few years ago say that California is going to fall of the coast and that will create a tidal wave that'll wipe Hawaii out...

that is unless the LHC eats the earth first...

By the way, don't anyone forget about THE BATTLE TO THE DEATH!!!!!!

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Admiralrewd
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Re: What to do/where to go?

Postby Admiralrewd » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:55 am

maybe the lhc black holes will augment the tidal wave... IT COULD HAPPEN!!!




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