UH System News Image of the Week: Meteor by UH Hilo astronomy student Aiden Walk

The stunning photo of a meteor streaking across the sky was taken during an observational astronomy lab atop Maunakea.

Meteor streaks across a dark starlit sky, with the Milky Way filling the sky. A person looks on.
A meteor streaks through the sky during an observational astronomy lab atop Maunakea. (Aiden Walk)

Aiden Walk pictured
Aiden Walk

This week’s UH System News “Image of the Week” is from University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Aidan Walk, an undergraduate student in astronomy.

Walk, who is on the Dean’s List at the College of Natural and Health Sciences and set to graduate in May, describes the photo:

“A meteor is illuminated in the Earth’s atmosphere during an observational astronomy lab, taken from the Visitor Center on Maunakea.”

Astronomy Class
Aiden Walk, at front left, and his astronomy class. At far right is Pierre Martin, associate professor of physics and astronomy and observatory director. At center is the PlaneWave CDK700 0.7-meter telescope system housed at the UH Hilo Sciences and Technology Building. Sept. 23, 2022.  (Courtesy photo)

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