By Sarah Tuttle

Sarah Tuttle (@niais) is an instrumental astrophysicist at McDonald Observatory, where she is the instrument scientist for the VIRUS spectrograph. In her off hours she funds abortions with The Lilith Fund, and runs AbortionIsHealthcare.com.

  1. I really did not mean to end up on a dark energy project.

    In fact, the year I applied for jobs, it was a running joke. Inevitably every year there is some “cool” topic that you must insert into your job applications. My year it was dark energy. Studying planets? Better mention dark energy. We all chortled as we applied for all the jobs we would not get, and figured out

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