Source: National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Release date: September 22, 2009
A West Virginia high-school student analyzing data from a giant radio telescope has discovered a new astronomical object -- a strange type of neutron star called a rotating radio transient. The student, a sophomore at South Harrison High School in Clarksburg, W.Va., made the discovery while participating in a project in which students are trained to scrutinize data from the National Science Foundation's giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Read the full story at http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2009/pulsarstudent/
White House press release: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/White-House-to-Host-Star-Party/
Lucas Bolyard discovered a new astronomical object in the PSC data attends Astronomy Night at the White House.
White House YouTube video of Astronomy Night: http://www.youtube.com/whitehouse#p/u/0/cE7zoFvEEw0