Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

Pluto from Hawaii

Maunakea, Hawaii –The past two weeks have been 14 monumental days for beings on Earth interested in Pluto and its five moons.While many people think it’s pretty cool to see images of features... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

Kamuela, Hawaii - Today, W. M. Keck Observatory launched a new smartphone app to stoke the curiosity and wonder of astronomy. KeckWatch was built by First Light Design - the makers of category... Read more »


Gigantic, Early Black Hole Could Upend Evolutionary Theory

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astrophysicists led by Benny Trakhtenbrot, a researcher at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Astronomy, discovered a gigantic black hole in an otherwise... Read more »


Scientists Discover Brightest Early Galaxy and Likely First Generation Stars

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers using several of the largest telescopes on Earth and space have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and have strong evidence that examples... Read more »

Cosmic Video

Cosmic Video: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System Dr. Imke de Pater

Knowledge about our own Solar System has increased by leaps and bounds over the past few decades due to a combination of spacecraft missions and technical advancements... Read more »


Astronomers Baffled by Discovery of Rare Quasar Quartet

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of astronomers led by Joseph Hennawi of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered the first quadruple quasar:... Read more »


Scientists at Keck Discover the Fluffiest Galaxies

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of researchers led by Pieter van Dokkum at Yale University have used the W. M. Keck Observatory to confirm the existence of the most diffuse class of... Read more »


Scientists at Keck Measure Farthest Galaxy Ever

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Yale and the University of California, Santa Cruz, pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the Universe... Read more »


The Dark Matter Conspiracy

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Michele Cappellari from the University of Oxford, has used data gathered by the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to analyze the... Read more »


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Tonight observers from UCLA and CIT will use OSIRIS-LGS and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:15:00pm rise 06:05:00am
WATCH: Celeste Ha’o, voice for astronomy on #MaunaKea Full Video:
HIRESR and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and CIT. Sun set 06:16:00pm rise 06:04:00am
Tonight's schedule is HIRESR on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCSC and Yale. Sun set 06:17:00pm rise 06:04:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from UCSC and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:18:00pm rise 06:04:00am