App State’s Kara Snow excels in internship at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Appalachian State University sophomore Kara Snow, of Raleigh, spent her childhood immersed in astronomy — from reading a glow-in-the-dark book on the Earth’s solar system during her daily bus rides to school, to watching meteor showers with her father. The summer before she began college, she took a chance that has since opened doors to endless opportunities — most recently a North Carolina Space Grant internship at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

That summer, Snow read abstracts by professors in Appalachian’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and discovered the research of professor Daniel Caton, director of the university’s Dark Sky Observatory.

Appalachian sophomore Kara Snow, an applied physics major with an emphasis in astrophysics, working in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Photo submitted
Published: Aug 5, 2019 11:51am