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Press Release 08-015

Texas High School Students Present Research Results at National Astronomy Conference

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High School students taking part in the Arecibo Remote Command Center Program.

Samuel Rodarte, jr., and Jessica Gutierrez stand in front of their poster at the recent AAS conference. The two students were part of a team of High School astronomers from the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College who presented their research results at the conference. Trained at the Arecibo Remote Command Center located on the Brownsville campus, the students results are contributing to a global scientific effort to develop a galactic scale gravitational wave observatory.

Credit: Photo by Andy Miller, courtesy of Gladys Porter High School.


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The Arecibo Remote Command Center.

The Arecibo Remote Command Center located on the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. From this command center, students have the ability to control, in real time, the world's largest radio telescope located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Credit: Photo by Andy Miller, courtesy of Gladys Porter High School.


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