Maura Lally

Astronomy & Space Sciences


I am a second-year student working on observational exoplanet research with Professor Nikole Lewis. I am most interested in exoplanet atmospheric characterization.

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2021, where I researched gamma ray bursts and their host galaxies with Professor Wen-fai Fong. As an undergraduate I also worked with Professor Andrew Vanderburg (MIT) to investigate the possibility of detecting atmospheric variations from a hot Jupiter’s photometric phase curves.

Aside from astronomy, I enjoy movies, baking, and taking advantage of all the beautiful trails and waterfalls in Ithaca."