Caroline Moore

Amateur Astronomer, Rockland County Astronomy Club

How I Discovered a Supernova

On November 6, 2008 Caroline Moore spotted something odd in one of the data files of distant galaxy UGC 12682, located in the constellation Pegasus. Seven days later, Caroline was recognized by the International Astronomical Union for discovering Supernova 2008ha, possibly the least luminous supernova ever observed. In this talk, Caroline will tell the story of how she became the youngest person to discover a supernova at the ripe old age of 14.