About Me

Who Am I? - "I'm a 1st Year Astronomy Graduate Student at Georgia State University in Atlanta."
What Do I Do? - "I study star systems that have exoplanets around them."
Who Do I Work With? - "I am part of the RECONS Team and I work with Dr. Todd Henry."
Where Am I From? - "I'm from India where I finished my high school before coming to the US."

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Aman Kar
Atlanta, GA 30303 US


Georgia State University

M.S. Physics (Concentration in Astronomy) August 2020 - Present

Monitor all known planets orbiting M dwarfs within 25 parsecs.
Examine 20+ years of RECONS data for stellar activity on these M dwarfs.
Pursue additional observations using SMARTS 0.9m & 1.5m telescope at CTIO, Chile

University of Wyoming

B.S. Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics August 2015 - May 2019

Studied exoplanet atmospheres using 2.3m telescope at Wyoming Infrared Observatory.
Performed follow-up observations of transiting exoplanets for KELT-Follow Up Network.
Helped completely automate a 0.9m telescope at the Red Buttes Observatory.


MESA Natural Gas Solutions

Data Analyst July 2019 - July 2020

Develop and improve telemetry designs and build data flow pipelines.
Provide predictive analysis tools and data analysis models for employees and customers.
Establish database management procedures and maintain the integrity of the servers.

Green Bank Observatory

Research Assistant May 2018 - August 2018

Designed software to mitigate RFI using Spectral Kurtosis.
Analyzed the effectiveness of the mitigation technique for the 100m telescope.
Real-time implementation of the software in the backend system of GBO


My skills expand beyond just astronomical tools and include generic skills such as database systems, programming languages as well as web designing tools.

  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • jQuery

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Co-Authorship / Publications

• Kasper, David H. et al. “A Transmission Spectrum Of HD 189733b From Multiple Broadband Filter Observations.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 483, no. 3, 2018

• Collins, Karen A. et al. "The KELT Follow-Up Network And Transit False-Positive Catalog: Pre-Vetted False Positives For TESS". The Astronomical Journal, vol 156, no. 5, 2018

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