You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that known startorialist Dr. Parshati Patel dressed fabulously for her graduation ceremony, but even my high expectations were blown away when I saw these photos!
The image on the scarf (an Indian dupatta) is an artist’s
rendition of the Pillars of Creation, hand painted
by Rekha Dwivedi, Parshati’s mother’s
art teacher in India. Parshati chose the pillars (in M16, aka the Eagle Nebula) because her thesis research focused on young, massive stars. like those shaping and illuminating the nebula.