Welcome to the Astronomy Department at Berkeley


Howard > 1. What's your name.
Howard Isaacson

> 2. Where were you working most recently?
I just finished the Master's Program in Physics at San Francisco  State Univerisity.

> 3. Are you here as a student, postdoc, faculty member,  researcher, admin, or in some other capacity?
I am here as  a researcher.

> 4. Are you working closely with a particular group (CIPS, RAL,  TAC, ...) and / or on a particular fellowship (Miller, Einstein,  NSF, ...)?
I am working with the California Planet Search group.

> 5. If you're a student or postdoc, who is your faculty mentor? If  you're faculty or staff, is there someone with whom you'll be  working closely?
I will be working closely with Geoff Marcy.


> 6. Which office are you sitting in?
My office is 561A.

> 7. Tell us (in 2 or 3 sentences) a little about what you'll be  working on at Berkeley.   
I will be working on the Follow-up Program of NASA's Kepler mission,  searching for extra-solar planets. This will be focused on eliminating  false planet detections using ground based follow up observations from  Lick and Keck observatories.