Welcoming KStars GSoC 2009 student, Prakash Mohan!

Prakash Mohan, who’s been a contributor to KStars for some time now, joins us this summer as a GSoC student. He’ll be working for a better ‘Observation Planner in KStars’.

Prakash has contributed several bugfixes to KStars. He recently added a feature for finding Oppositions to the conjunction tool. (This makes the prediction of Lunar Eclipses possible, amongst many other things.)

His project has a lot of potential and will be of immense use to amateur astronomers. The aim of the project is to integrate a lot of the tools that KStars already has into a usable interface for planning observations, and at the same time, add further useful features.

I wish Prakash the very best this summer.