Former HSGC Fellow in the News

A University of Hawai’i Hilo 2018 graduate has attracted international attention after discovering what could be a mini-moon close to Earth. Theodore Pruyne and fellow astronomer Kacper Wierzchos spotted the car-sized asteroid on February 15, at the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, AZ. Theodore (Teddy) was a Fall 2017-Spring 2018 HSGC Undergradaute Fellow from UH Hilo while pursuing a double major in Physics and Astronomy. He is now a research specialist at Catalina Sky Survey and surveys the night sky for objects classified as Near Earth Objects. Read more at Mini-moon Discovery Made by UH Hilo Grad in the UH News. (Photo courtesy of UH News.)

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