Curriculum Vitae:
Sean D. Points

Name: Sean Daniel Points
Address:
 
NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
Casilla 603 - La Serena - Chile
   OR    AURA Chile
950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone:
 
(56) - 51 - 2205201 (direct) or
(56) - 51 - 2205200 (through reception)
          
E-mail:spoints@ctio.noao.edu

Education:

1995 - 2001University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, Illinois
Ph.D. in Astronomy. Degree conferred October 2001.
Thesis subject: The Nature and Origin of Large Scale Diffuse X-Ray Emission in the Large Magellenic Cloud
Thesis advisor: Dr. You-Hua Chu
1993 - 1995University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Urbana, Illinois
M.Sc. in Astronomy. Degree conferred October 1995
Honors: National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (1993-1996).
1989 - 1993Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
B.A. in Physics. Honors: Mortar Board, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (1991-1993), John E. Horner Scholarship (1989-1993), and National Merit Scholarship (1989-1990).

Employment:

Oct 2019 - Present NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Scientist
Instrument Scientist:
Astronomy Research using the Cornell Infra-Red Imaging Spectrograph (ARCoIRIS)
Cerro Tololo Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (COSMOS)
Goodman High Throughput Spectrograph (GHTS)
SOAR Optical Imager (SOI)
Aug 2016 - Sep 2019 National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Scientist
Instrument Scientist:
Astronomy Research using the Cornell Infra-Red Imaging Spectrograph (ARCoIRIS)
Cerro Tololo Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (COSMOS)
Goodman High Throughput Spectrograph (GHTS)
SOAR Optical Imager (SOI)
Oct 2012 - July 2016 National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Associate Scientist
Instrument Scientist:
Cerro Tololo Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (COSMOS)
Goodman High Throughput Spectrograph (GHTS)
SOAR Optical Imager (SOI)
Project Scientist:
Cerro Tololo Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (COSMOS)
Kitt Peak Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (KOSMOS)
July 2007 - Sept 2012 National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Assistant Scientist
Instrument Scientist:
Goodman High Throughput Spectrograph (GHTS)
SOAR Optical Imager (SOI)
Project Scientist:
Cerro Tololo Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (COSMOS)
Kitt Peak Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph (KOSMOS)
Jan 2006 - Jul 2007National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory Astronomy, La Serena, Chile
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Pursuing an independent research program studying mass-loss from AGB stars using Spitzer Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) survey. This work was conducted under the supervision of R. Blum and K. Olsen.
Oct 2003 - Dec 2005National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Pursued an independent research program studying supernovae, supernova remnants and their interactions with the interstellar medium using XMM-Newton and Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey (MCELS) data (Klimek et al. 2010).
Aug 2001 - Sep 2003Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Postdoctoral Research Fellow With Dr. David M. Meyer and Dr. James T. Lauroesch studied small scale structure in the interstellar medium toward h and Χ Per (Points, S.D., Lauroesch J.T., & Meyer, D.M. 2004, PASP, 116, 801).
Oct 1996 - Jul 2001University Of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant
Aug 1993 - Sep 1996University Of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL
NSF Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Professional Societies:

2001 - presentAmerican Astronomical Society, Full Member