Observatory Stewardship

Crisp evening air. Clear skies. Maybe a telescope. Nothing refreshes me more than a night under the stars.

Since 2008, I have volunteered 1000+ hours at observatories (and one planetarium) on two continents. Roles have included program director, telescope operator, and constellation guide.

Frosty Drew Observatory

Ninigrit Park, US (2014 - 2018)

Summer Intern (2014) and Associate Observer

University Observatory

St Andrews, UK (2013 - 2018)

Observing Director through AstroSoc

Maria Mitchell Observatory

Nantucker, US (2015)

Student intern, attached to undergraduate research program (REU)

Olin Observatory

Connecticut College, US (2012 - 2013)

Student helper and observer

Treworgy Planetarium

Mystic Seaport, US (2008, 2013)

Student intern

John R. Weaver
John R. Weaver
PhD Fellow in Astrophysics

My research interests lie almost exclusively within the realm of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. I use state-of-the-art optical and infrared observatories and surveys to study the lives of galaxies, and how their properties change over cosmic time. This includes detailed case studies of individual galaxies, as well as statistical analyses of large survey catalogs.