Trey V. Wenger
Graduate Student
Jefferson Fellow
Department of Astronomy
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
University of Virginia

tvw2pu (at) virginia.edu
Room 263
530 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Office Phone: 434-243-8941
The Galactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array Continuum Transit Survey (GALFACTS) is an all Arecibo-sky spectro-polarimetric survey at 1.4 GHz with the 7-feed ALFA receiver. The survey observations began in 2008 and finished in 2012.

I am interested in developing pipeline reduction software to search the GALFACTS data for compact variable sources. The survey is ideal for noticing variable sources: each point on the sky is visited multiple times over a time-frame of hours to months.

I began working on this project as an REU student at Arecibo in the Summer of 2011 with Dr. Chris Salter and Dr. Tapasi Ghosh.