Kathryn Fitzgibbons '02, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., plans to be keeping some late-night hours next fall. She's one of about 25 students chosen to participate in the Universe Semester at the Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, Arizona.

Fitzgibbons, a physics major, has been accepted into the program that begins in September. It is described as "an intensive program in astronomy and astrophysics for college undergraduates."

" Under clear desert skies, the program will be strongly based on night-sky observation, with our own telescopes as well as the large professional telescopes in the mountains near Tucson," states the program description. "The curriculum is designed both for astronomy majors and for adventurous liberal-arts majors, who are interested in studying astronomy out under the stars and in an immersion experience."

Fitzgibbons is a member of the physics honorary society and was recently inducted into the leadership honorary society Omicron Delta Kappa.

Visit the Universe Semester web site.

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