Clark Acohido was born and raised in Nu’uanu, O’ahu. He received a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is currently working part time as a post-baccalaureate researcher for the Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. In 2023, his research project, Crater Size Frequency Distribution for Skylight in Mare Tranquillitatis, was presented in the poster gallery at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco, California. Clark’s goals are to pursue a master’s degree in planetary sciences and continue working as a researcher. Some of his hobbies include playing table top and video games, cooking, and making music.

Home Island: O’ahu

High School:

Institution when accepted: Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

Improving the Cooling Switch System for the Prime Focus Spectrograph 

Project Site: Gemini Observatory, Hilo, HI

Mentor: Cristian Rodriguez

Project Abstract:

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