Hannah is the Resident Astronomer, supporting and improving the SAAO telescopes in Sutherland. Current instrumentation projects include upgrades to the GIRAFFE echelle spectrograph and the development of a Newtonian camera for the 1.9-m telescope.
As an undergraduate, Hannah spent a year as a Support Astronomer with the Isaac Newton Group on La Palma. She then worked on the commissioning of SALT for a few years during her PhD studies. In addition to SALT and the SAAO telescopes, she has observed with Gemini North on Hawaii, the CTIO 1.5-m in Chile and the JKT, INT, WHT and TNG on La Palma. She was awarded her PhD in 2009 for research into accretion in recurrent novae; flaring on post T Tauri stars; and the born-again giant phenomenon. Her research in these areas is ongoing.
Find out more at http://www.salt.ac.za/about/people-partners/operations-team/hannah-worters/