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 »

Keck Observatory Names Chief Scientist
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Keck Observatory Names Chief Scientist

KAMUELA, Hawaii – W. M. Keck Observatory is very pleased to announce Anne Kinney has been appointed Chief Scientist, effective August 3, 2015."We are delighted to welcome Anne as the Chief... Read more »

Fossil Star Clusters Reveal Their Age
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Fossil Star Clusters Reveal Their Age

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using a new age-dating method and the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, an international team of astronomers have determined that ancient star clusters formed in two... Read more »

Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet
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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 »

Pluto from Hawaii
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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 »

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch
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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
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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
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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 »

Astronomy Talk: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System
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Astronomy Talk: 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 »