Jenna Ryon

Graduate Student

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Office: 3511B Sterling Hall

Research Interests:

I’m interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, star clusters as they relate to galaxy evolution and star formation in the outer regions of galaxies.



I am a fourth year graduate student working with Professor Jay Gallagher in the field of observational extragalactic astronomy. I am currently leading a study on the star cluster population in the local spiral galaxy NGC 2997 as part of the Snapshot Hubble U-band Cluster Survey (SHUCS) team. Next, I will lead another SHUCS project studying the star clusters in NGC 247 and NGC 925. I will also study the sizes and light profiles of star clusters in M83 to look for any dependence with age, mass, or environment. Finally, we have completed a project characterizing the star clusters and diffuse star formation occuring in large filamentary structures surrounding NGC 1275, the central galaxy more

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