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Amanda Townsend

Graduate Student

Office: 401 Bryant Space Science Center
Phone: (352) 294–1835
Fax: (352) 392–5089

Educational Background

  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2011
  • B.Sc., Astrophysics & Applied Math, University of New Mexico, 2008

Areas of Specialty

Infrared variability identfication of AGN.

Research Interests

Extragalactic astronomy and AGN; observational astronomy.


I am currently a graduate student at the University of Florida. I graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2004, and attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate student, where I got my B.Sc. in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics in 2008. I received my MS in Astronomy in 2011 from the University of Florida. I enjoy teaching and working with telescopes.