Meet the Ice Giants
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Meet the Ice Giants Dr. Heidi Hammel

(July 28, 2011)  Dr. Heidi Hammel, from the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, presents “Meet the Ice Giants.” The planets Uranus and Neptune host a... Read more »

Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming
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Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming

Kamuela, HI – The first direct image of a planet in the process of forming around its star has been captured by astronomers who combined the power of the 10-meter Keck telescopes with a bit of... Read more »

Astronomical Myths & Facts
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Astronomical Myths & Facts

This our first in what we hope becomes a series of Observatory Intelligence Quotient (O.I.Q.) quizzes. Ready, set, go!  1) TRUE or FALSE? Keck astronomers are easily identified in the streets of... Read more »

Oxygen: Breathing the Universe
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Oxygen: Breathing the Universe

Here is the video recording of the Oct. 13, 2011, Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk by Dr. Lisa Kewley, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy. The venue is the historic Kahilu Theatre... Read more »

Oxygen: Breathing the Universe

Oxygen: Breathing the Universe Dr. Lisa Kewley

(Oct. 13, 2011) - Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk by Dr. Lisa Kewley, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy. Read more »

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Accelerating Expansion of the Universe
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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Accelerating Expansion of the Universe

The expansion of the universe is accelerating, and this is likely driven by dark energy, a mysterious repulsive force.  Three astronomers won the Nobel prize on Tuesday for their research on... Read more »

Universe’s “Standard Candles” Are White Dwarf Mergers
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Universe’s “Standard Candles” Are White Dwarf Mergers

Berkeley — A new survey of distant Type Ia supernovae suggests that many if not most of these supernovae - key to astronomers’ conclusion that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the... Read more »

Citizen Scientists, Kepler and Keck Uncover New Planets
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Citizen Scientists, Kepler and Keck Uncover New Planets

Astronomers at Yale University have announced the discovery of the first two potential exoplanets found by the online citizen scientist Planet Hunters program. Users of the Planet Hunters program... Read more »

How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming
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How I Killed Pluto & Why It Had It Coming Mike Brown (Caltech)

This is a video recording of the Sept. 15, 2011, lecture by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown. This public lecture was held at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of... Read more »

Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Supernova
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Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Supernova

Kamuela, HI – A once-in-a-lifetime nearby stellar explosion now unfolding in a neighboring galaxy has astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory scrambling to ask questions that can’t be answered... Read more »