S. B. Holmes

Lowell Observatory
1400 W. Mars Hill Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ

(928) 774-3358 ext. 235



College of Charleston, SC: B.S. Physics, cum laude (12/2001). Honors thesis: Analysis of H II Regions in Dwarf Irregular Galaxies

Summerville High School, SC (1998): Graduated 9th of 600 in class of 1998.


Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ: Wolf Rayet stars (2002), MOSAIC imager reduction analysis for Local Group Survey project (2001)
Telescopes used: 42-inch (Lowell), 4-meter (KPNO), WIYN (KPNO)

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile: REU 2001
H II Regions in Dwarf Irregular Galaxies
RR Lyrae variable research
Telescopes used: Blanco 4-meter, Schmidt 0.9-meter, 1.5-meter.

Maria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket, MA: REU 2000
Anaylsis of Binary Star with White Dwarf
Search for Variable Stars on Photographic Plates
Telescopes used: NURO (Flagstaff, AZ), KPNO 12-meter

College of Charleston, SC: Cepheid Variable Stars, Analysis and Observation (1998 - 2000), Non-linear Dynamics in Collisions (1999)

Computer/Programming Experience

IDL, IRAF, Basic, UNIX/Linux, DOS, Mathematica, LaTex, HTML


College of Charleston, SC: Teaching Assistant (1999 - 2000), Astronomy Labs, Physics 201/202 Grader (1999 - 2001)

Maria Mitchell Observatory, Nantucket, MA: Public Outreach Programs, tourguide (2000)

Other Employment

Riding Instructor (1996 - 2001)

Volunteer English as a Second Language Teacher (ESL) (1998 - 1999)

Tutor: Spanish, Mathematics, Physics, History (1999 - 2001)


Spanish: writing, speaking, reading

Japanese: writing, reading

Portuguese: present undertaking


S. Holmes
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