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Meet Troy

I went to college having decided that I wanted to do something artistic and had no plans to pursue science. However, like many, I was lured into physics by an astronomy course I took as a first-year college student. It was a traditional stellar evolution course, and really, the only thing I remember is that the professor used many colors of markers for his transparencies. I took another astronomy course on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) and decided to look into astronomy as a major. When I looked at the requirements for getting a degree in astronomy, I saw a long list of physics courses. I started on the physics and math and never returned to astronomy.



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