Meet Astronomy Student Melissa Hulbert

Astronomy student and Guide at Sydney Observatory

"I am currently completing a masters degree in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of New South Wales. My main area of research relates to planetary nebulae-old stars that have shed their outer layers. I have also researched comets and comet impacts, including the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in July 1994. I especially enjoy astrophotography and like nothing better than to venture out under the stars with a few friends and photograph the night sky."

"I love working at the Observatory as astronomy is an exciting and ever-changing subject, and I really enjoy bringing the wonders of the night sky to interested people."
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