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Student discovers eclipsing variable star using images from PA observatory

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From the Phillips Academy news feed- 

April 04, 2013 --The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has confirmed that Ji Seok “Joshua” Kim, 15 discovered an eclipsing variable star last month. Kim made the discovery in an advanced astronomy class led by science instructor Caroline Odden. By analyzing images taken from the 16-inch reflector telescope in the Phillips Academy Observatory, Kim made what is considered a find-of-a-lifetime to many avid stargazers, though his interest in astronomy only “sparked” last September.

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