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Shepherd student and faculty member present paper at astronomy meeting

ISSUED: 14 April 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd student and faculty member present paper at astronomy meeting)

Shepherdstown, WV--Shepherd University student Robert Hanni and associate professor of astrophysics Dr. Jason Best presented their paper, "A Preliminary Study of SDSS Quasar Clustering," at the 28th annual Central Pennsylvania Consortium Astronomers' Meeting on Saturday, April 12 at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

This work uses contemporary mathematical techniques to develop a greater understanding of the large-scale structure of the universe and was funded in part by a NASA West Virginia Space Grant Fellowship awarded to Hanni.

Hanni is a sophomore mathematics major from Harpers Ferry.

The mission of the Central Pennsylvania Consortium is to assure and advance the general quality and the intellectual vitality of the member colleges. This is achieved primarily through opportunities for interaction and mutual support among the colleges faculty, students, and administrators. The annual meeting welcomes contributions from students and faculty alike on topics in astronomy, astrophysics, and astronomy education.

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