Keck Observatory Completes $4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund
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Keck Observatory Completes $4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund

Kamuela, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully completed a $4 million campaign that will give astronomers the most detailed Adaptive Optics images of the cosmos ever created by... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Bumps, Booms and Burps
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Evenings with Astronomers: Bumps, Booms and Burps Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni

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Behind the Lens: An Interview with Dr. Mike Liu
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Behind the Lens: An Interview with Dr. Mike Liu

In anticipation of Keck Week's Science Meeting, we spent some time with one of the presenters, Dr. Michael Liu to find out what it was like to be an astronomer.What is it like to be “behind the... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: An Archaeological Road Trip with the Keck Telescopes
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Astronomy Talk: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe
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Astronomy Talk: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe Dr. Günter Hasinger

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Günter Hasinger, Astronomer and Director of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. His... Read more »

Polynesian Paradox
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Polynesian Paradox

Tropical trade winds kissing swaying palms, fruity mai tais adorned with orchids, and azure waves rhythmically lapping against powder white sand beaches…These are all images that come to mind when... Read more »

Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common
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Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common

Kamuela, Hawaii – A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that 17 percent of all sun-like stars have planets one to two... Read more »

Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding
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Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

Kamuela, Hawaii – Astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii and W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii have been amazed to find a group of dwarf galaxies moving in... Read more »

FOUND: One Planet Orbiting Sun-like Star. Only Twelve Light Years Away. May Be Habitable.
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FOUND: One Planet Orbiting Sun-like Star. Only Twelve Light Years Away. May Be Habitable.

An international team of astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory and other telescopes, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets – with... Read more »

Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe
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Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

Kamuela, Hawaii – A group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the U.S. Mainland, Canada, and Europe recently used the twin telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea,... Read more »