My name is Cormac and I am currently a 6th year student in Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork City. I am in the second year of my research with Armagh Observatory as a visiting research student, searching for massive stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud. I work with my supervisors Dr Jorick Vink (Armagh Observatory) and Dr Venu Kalari (Universidad de Chile). Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Founded in 1789 by Archbishop Richard Robinson, the Observatory is one of the UK and Ireland's leading scientific research establishments. Around 25 astronomers are actively studying Stellar Astrophysics, the Sun, Solar System astronomy, and the Earth's climate.
I am a visiting research student in Armagh Observatory and the Managing Editor of the Young Scientists Journal.
My research focus is identifying uncharacterised massive stars in the SMC using catalogue photometric data.
I'm also the Managing Editor of a peer-reviewed science journal for young people and was a member of the most recent Irish delegation to the European Student Parliament.