Noah was born and raised in Honolulu, where he graduated from Punahou School in 2022.  He is currently attending Harvard College as a freshman.  He has not decided his major, but he is currently interested in Computer Science, Physics, and Math.  He would like to work in a STEM field when he graduates.  He enjoys food and traveling, and in his free time, he likes to read, play video games, and watch baseball. 

Home Island: Oahu

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Institution when accepted: Harvard College

Akamai Project: Developing a Real-Time Status Webpage for the Maunakea Atmospheric Monitor

Project Site: Canada-France-Hawai?i Telescope, Waimea, HI

Mentors: Marc Baril & Tom Vermeulen

Project Abstract:

Operated by the Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope, the Maunakea Atmospheric Monitor (MKAM) is a robotic, tower-mounted telescope that is used to provide a best-case estimate of the atmospheric “seeing” on Maunakea.  Previously, monitoring of the operational state of MKAM by remote observers and technical staff was complicated and time-consuming, and the available status data were refreshed on its webpage only once per minute.  This project addresses these issues with the implementation of a webpage that pulls and displays formatted data from the status server at a frequency of 0.5 Hz.  HTML, CSS, Javascript, and a company-internal language were used to build upon existing software and create the webpage.  The webpage facilitates the access of real-time MKAM data by remote observers, allowing simpler atmospheric analysis and faster telescope adjustment.