Professional Lunch Series: Space Explorers Welcome! Meet Astrophysicist Munazza Alam,​ ​Macaulay Alum

  • October 19, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Event Phone: (212) 729-2947

Join us for the Professional Lunch Series!

During this 1 hour session, you will eat and drink while learning from a variety of professionals, some Macaulay Honors College alums and others throughout different industries. Each speaker, brings a new perspective and set of tools to provide advice on the best strategies to follow your path and meet your career goals. They will share stories from their undergraduate experience to their present-day role. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions in this informal discussion.

For this week’s speaker, please see the information below.


Professional Lunch Series Presents
Space Explorers Welcome!: Featuring Astrophysicist Munazza Alam,​ ​Macaulay Alum

Munazza Alam is a third year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University. She was a physics major at MHC/Hunter (class of 2016), and has worked in various research groups in the Astrophysics Department at the American Museum of Natural History. Munazza’s research interests include the detection and detailed characterization of the atmospheres of exoplanets, or planets beyond the Solar System. Her work involves using data from the Hubble Space Telescope to infer the presence of different molecules in their atmospheres.

To collect data for her research, Munazza has used world-class telescopes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona; the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hilo, Hawai’i; and the Las Campanas Observatory in La Serena, Chile. When Munazza isn’t contemplating the cosmos, she is reading anything she can get her hands on, trying new ethnic foods, and learning new languages.

Munazza was recently featured on National Geographic Kids!

Free Food and Drink!


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