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Astronomical Warsaw

This is my first (and probably last, but you never know) blog since my 2 moths Erasmus+ has already ended. Because of that I have decided on writing short summary of my life in Poland and how I got there.

It all started when last year I’ve decided to continue with my master study at School of Science in topic of Astrophysics. Already in my first year I had to choose a supervisor for my thesis and I think it is safe to say I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made. Not only is she one of the best astrophysicist in Slovenia from whom I’ve learned a lot (and still am) she also introduced me to my mentor in Poland. We all decided that they will both be my supervisors for master thesis and that the best way for me to visit Warsaw and actually work there was with Erasmus+.
I always wanted to try Erasmus but somehow until now I never got a chance so I was really happy when I found out that I will be able to be a part of it.

In the blink of an eye it was September, start of my Erasmus+. I can not properly describe my first feelings and thoughts when I arrived to Poland. It was a mixture of anticipations, amazements, excitement, combined with panic attack 🙂 luckily the last faded (at least to some extend) the moment I met my new roommates and later at the end of my first day of work at Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory.

I spent the majority of my time there working which for most people may seem humdrum but for me it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I was working with great group of people who really made me feel accepted. Daily I analyzed data from satellite Gaia and Polish telescope OGLE and every day there was something new to discover, something new to learn. In astronomy you really can not know when you will discovered something new. And I did 🙂 not the things that I wanted but still.

During the weekends I ether explored Warsaw (which is of course huge and full of surprises) or traveled to other Polish towns such as Gdansk, Krakow…

That is all for now, next ones will be more Warsaw oriented. Nada

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