Jenna Ryon

Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I’m interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, the characteristics of populations of young star clusters in nearby galaxies and how they relate to globular clusters.



I am a fifth year graduate student working with Professor Jay Gallagher in the field of observational extragalactic astronomy. I am currently studying the sizes and light profile shapes of young star clusters in M83. I am also involved in the star cluster science group of the Legacy Extragalactic Ultraviolet Survey (LEGUS) team. My past work includes a study of the star cluster population in the nearby spiral galaxy in NGC 2997 as part of the Snapshot Hubble U-band Cluster Survey (SHUCS). I have also co-led a study of the star clusters and diffuse star formation occuring in large filamentary structures surrounding NGC 1275, the central galaxy in the Perseus galaxy cluster.

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