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Hawai'i science student wins awards using LCOGT Faulkes data

18 Apr 2013, 21:50 UTC
Hawai'i science student wins awards using LCOGT Faulkes data
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Christopher Lindsay '17 received three prizes for his project, "Looking for Life in all the Right Places: A Search for Transiting Extrasolar Planets using the CoRot and Faulkes Telescopes." His project mentor was Dr. J.D. Armstrong of the Institute of Astronomy, Maui, and his faculty adviser was Dr. Mark Lindsay. Christopher Lindsay with his project presentation, Looking for Life in all the Right PlacesChristopher received top middle school awards from the UH Institute for Astronomy, Broadcom Masters, and the Hawaiian Astronomical Society. These awards include a Bishop Museum planetarium membership, honorary membership to the Hawaiian Astronomical Society, subscriptions to astronomy magazines, including Sky and Telescope, a Hawaiian Astronomical Society star shirt, and a cash award. Christopher's project ranked in the top 10 percent of state science fair winners and he received an invitation to compete at the Broadcom Masters National Middle School Science and Engineering Fair Competition.Christopher was surprised to receive any HSSEF awards this year because the telescopes he uses for research have been plagued with difficulties throughout the past year. His space-based CoRoT telescope suddenly experienced technical difficulties preventing relay of its data back to Earth. In addition, a terrifying brush fire in Australia burned the power supply ...

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