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2004 Akamai Big Island Observatory Intern Profiles

Ben Berkey
Noah Luis
Sunny Stewart

Ben Berkey, University of Hawaii at Hilo
CfAO Site for Internship: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Sub Millimeter Array (SMA), Hilo, Hawaii
Project: Investigation into the Effects of Antenna Tilts on Pointing for the SMA Antennas
CfAO Advisor: Billie Chitwood

Ben Berkey is a student at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where he is pursuing a undergraduate degree in Astronomy Math and Computer Science. He was lucky enough to grow up on the island of Hawaii which not only allows him to explore his hobby of amateur astronomy, but also hike and camp in paradise. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in astronomy and hopefully one day come back home and work on Mauna Kea. (Top)

Noah Luis, University of Hawaii at Hilo
CfAO Site for Internship: Institute for Astronomy (IFA), Hilo, Hawaii
Project: Development of an Environmental Plot and Generator for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF)
CfAO Advisor: K. Miranda Hawarden-Ogata

Noah E. Luis was born in the town of Hilo located on the Big Island of Hawaii. He graduated from Waiakea High School in 2001. Currently, he is attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is majoring in Computer Science. Noah works for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) located within the Institute For Astronomy (IFA). Recently, he has started a student programming position where he will be assisting two systems programmer in reimplementing the IRTF's system for maneuvering the telescope for observing. (Top)

Sunny Stewart, University of Hawaii at Hilo
CfAO Site for Internship: Keck Observatories
Project: L and Ms Band Spectroscopy with NIRC2 and Keck II Adaptive Optics: Feasibility Observations of NGC7027 and DH141569
CfAO Advisors: Randy Campbell

Sunny Stewart is a student at the University of Hawaii at Hilo majoring in Astronomy. He has been living in Glenwood since he was in the first grade. Besides his interest in astronomy and science, he grows orchids. Sunny plans to go on to graduate school and become a professor. (Top)

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