$4 Million Laser Marks Ground Zero for Adaptive Optics Science
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$4 Million Laser Marks Ground Zero for Adaptive Optics Science

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Hawaii’s W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully deployed a $4 million laser system that provides a marked increase in the resolution and clarity of what are already the most... Read more »

Hawaii Discovers: The World’s Leading Observatory Was Born in Hawaii 25 Years Ago
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Hawaii Discovers: The World’s Leading Observatory Was Born in Hawaii 25 Years Ago

By Steve JeffersonTwenty-five years ago in 1990, the average US house cost $123,000, the Dow Jones averaged 2633 and gasoline cost a little more than a dollar-thirty a gallon. Saturn wasn’t just a... Read more »

“First Light” Marks 25 Years of Hawaii’s Leadership in Astronomy
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“First Light” Marks 25 Years of Hawaii’s Leadership in Astronomy

By Sean AdkinsEvery night, all over the world, people look up at the sky and wonder about the distant stars. Here in Hawaii we have the privilege of looking up at a very dark sky, but even here with... Read more »

Manu `Imiloa: Modern & Ancient Ways of Navigating our Universe
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Manu `Imiloa: Modern & Ancient Ways of Navigating our Universe Celeste Ha`o

A Hilo native born in Keaukaha and raised in Panaʻewa, Celeste “Cesi” Manuia Ha’o is an Education Associate and the Outreach Coordinator of the ‘Imiloa... Read more »

Prodigious ‘Brightest Cluster Galaxy’ Discovered Churning Trillions of Stars
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Prodigious ‘Brightest Cluster Galaxy’ Discovered Churning Trillions of Stars

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers has discovered a distant massive galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars. The discovery, made with the help of the Maunakea-based... Read more »

Hot Jupiter-esque Discovery Hints at Planet Formation
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Hot Jupiter-esque Discovery Hints at Planet Formation

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astronomers discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun. The W. M.... Read more »

​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People
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​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People

By Doug Simons and Hilton LewisThe international astronomical community has converged in Honolulu. The timing—in the midst of the controversy surrounding the construction of TMT on Maunakea—has... Read more »

New Record: Keck Observatory Measures Most Distant Galaxy
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New Record: Keck Observatory Measures Most Distant Galaxy

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astrophysicists using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has successfully measured the farthest galaxy ever recorded and more interestingly, captured its hydrogen... Read more »

Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Major Prize
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Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Major Prize

UCLA professor and longtime W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer, Andrea Ghez will be awarded the 2015 Bakerian Medal, the Royal Society’s premiere prize lecture in the physical sciences, the... Read more »

Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing
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Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was... Read more »