Please visit my new website at MIT.

I am currently a postdoc at MIT in STAR Lab. As graduate researcher at Boston University I specialized in optical and ultraviolet instrumentation for space physics and astronomy, including the  integration and launch of the PICTURE-B sounding rocket mission to test exoplanet imaging technologies.

Other projects I have contributed to include the Interstellar Medium Absorption Gradient Experiment Rocket (IMAGER), the Dual-Wavelength Echidna Lidar (DWEL), and analysis of data from RAIDS on the International Space Station (the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System). Before Boston University, I worked at LIGO Hanford Observatory.

Most years, I have a blast teaching the talented students at Astronomy Camp.

Some of the code I have written for both the lab and data analysis is available on github.com/douglase.

You can find publications listed on my Google Scholar Profile, or the ADS Bibliographic Database.

Sunset at Kitt Peak National Observatory

[Photo taken at Kitt Peak National Observatory].