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Waipahu Students Receive Maunakea Scholars Award

Students needed to write a project proposal with many revisions and feedback given by UH astronomy students, to a group of astronomers in hopes of receiving telescope time from Maunakea Observatories. The head of the group said that the proposals were very impressive this year, so please make sure to give a huge congratulations on their hard work and a job very well done to these students.

Honorable Mention:

- Emily Phanphongsa (senior in AHS):  Mass Detection and Classification of Organic Compounds in Protoplanetary Disks

- Errol Rondero (freshman in AHS): The Significant Star (referring to stars that orbit the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A)

- Trix Julaton (freshman in AHS): A Star from the Pinwheel Galaxy

Telescope Time (these students will be receiving actual telescope observation time that is made specifically for their project):

- Troy Mendoza (freshman in ANR): Barnard 68, The Bootes Void Imposter - receiving telescope time the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

- Laureen Coleto (freshman in AHS): Determining Minor Gases of a Cat's Eye Nebula - receiving telescope time from Subaru Telescope

- Redgy Salanio (freshman in AHS): The Bright Star WR (Wolf-Rayet) 140 - receiving telescope time from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

- Casey Alhambra (freshman in AAC): The Sun's Wild Side - receiving telescope time from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope