Emily I Mason

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Emily I Mason

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • 301.286.2728
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 671
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA
  • Education

    Ph.D., Physics
    Catholic University of America
    2020 (expected)

    B.S., Physics
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    2015

    B.A., Astronomy
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    2015

    B.A., Asian Studies
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    2011

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2013 - Present
    American Astronomical Society, 2018 - Present

    Professional Service

    Panel Secretary for NASA review panel, July 2019

    Scientific Organizing Committee member, AstroCon DC (ACDC) 2017

    Awards

    Outstanding Student Poster, awarded at TESS 2018

    John Mather Nobel Scholar, 2015

    Outstanding Graduate of Physics Department at SUNY New Paltz, 2015

    Publications

    Refereed

    Mason, E. I., S. K. Antiochos, and N. M. Viall. 2019. "Observations of Solar Coronal Rain in Null Point Topologies." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 874 (2): L33 [10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c5d]

    Herne, C. M., K. M. Capuzzi, E. Sobel, and R. T. Kropas. 2015. "Rotation of large asymmetrical absorbing objects by Laguerre–Gauss beams." Optics Letters, 40 (17): 4026 [10.1364/ol.40.004026]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    "Magnetic Origins of Cool Plasma in the Sun's Corona"

    2019

    "Observations of Coronal Rain in Null-Point Topologies"

    2018

    "Structure and Dynamics of Coronal Rain at Coronal Hole Boundaries"

    2018

    Presented at SHINE 2018

    "Observations of Condensations at Coronal Hole Boundaries: Dynamics and Implications"

    2018

    Presented at AGU Fall Meeting

    “Extreme Ultraviolet Photon Sieve Telescopes to Study the Solar Corona”

    2017

    Presentations in poster and PowerPoint form, delivered at Catholic University Research Day and Space Weather Enterprise Forum.

    “Structure and Dynamics of Helmet Streamer Coronal Rain: Or, Is This Even the Right Haystack?”

    2017

    Presented at Goddard Young Scientist Forum 2017

    “A Geomagnetic Precursor Technique for Predicting the Solar Activity Cycle”

    2015

    Poster presented at NASA Goddard intern poster session and at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015.

    “The Substorm Gordian Knot: Onset Patterns and Frequencies”

    2014

    Poster presented at NASA Goddard intern poster session, accepted for presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014.

    "The Search for Precursor Redline Auroral Events"

    2013

    Poster shown at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013; presented at SUNY New Paltz invitational research dinner, and at Geospace Environment Modeling 2014 Summer Workshop.

    Selected Public Outreach

    Subject Matter Expert for Eclipse 2017 8 / 2017 - 8 / 2017

    SME with eclipse outreach program for group of 50 Girl Scouts from across the nation.

    Planetarium Show Presenter at SUNY New Paltz 2014 - 2016

    Production and presentation of live planetarium shows for diverse ages and interest groups across New York's mid-Hudson Valley, including current and historical events, constellation identification, and general astronomy Q & A; basic function checks of and adjustments to equipment, including 1960s Spitz “starball” system; experience presenting across many platforms, both digital and analog.

    Observatory Presenter at SUNY New Paltz 2014 - 2014

    Coordination/conduction of biweekly outreach nights at the campus observatory; use, calibration, and maintenance of the observatory’s 14” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, 8” Dobsonian reflector telescopes, and related equipment; maintenance of campus observatory hotline; ability to answer public’s questions about the objects being shown.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Mason, E. I., S. K. Antiochos, and N. M. Viall. 2019. "Observations of Solar Coronal Rain in Null Point Topologies." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 874 (2): L33 [10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c5d]

    Herne, C. M., K. M. Capuzzi, E. Sobel, and R. T. Kropas. 2015. "Rotation of large asymmetrical absorbing objects by Laguerre–Gauss beams." Optics Letters 40 (17): 4026 [10.1364/ol.40.004026]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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