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Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk
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Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk

WAIMEA (KAMUELA), Hawai`i – Dr. Kip Thorne, world-renowned theoretical astrophysicist, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, and executive producer of the blockbuster film Interstellar brought his... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System
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W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System

Maunakea, Hawaii – One of the most scientifically productive adaptive optics (AO) systems on Earth is getting a major upgrade, one that will further advance high-impact research on the hunt for... Read more »

The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper
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The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper

Completing the World’s Most Capable Spectroscopic ImagerThe design for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) includes two separate channels to detect light in the blue (350 to 560 nm) and the red (530... Read more »

Keck Visiting Scholars Program
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Keck Visiting Scholars Program

The Keck Visiting Scholars Program aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists by providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and... Read more »

Keck Observatory Open House 2017
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Keck Observatory Open House 2017

FAMILIES STEP INTO "PORTAL TO THE UNIVERSE" Community Invited to Experience the Cosmos at W. M. Keck Observatory Open House Waimea, Hawaii Island – This is a special event that happens once... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation
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W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation

W. M. Keck Observatory Congratulates Chief Scientist Anne Kinney on New Appointment with National Science Foundation Kinney to Head NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Waimea... Read more »

How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission
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How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission

Maunakea, Hawaii - When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, ending its 20 years of exploration, astronomers will observe the giant planet from Earth, giving... Read more »

New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune
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New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune

Extremely large, bright storm system caught on camera at W. M. Keck ObservatoryMaunakea, Hawaii – Striking images of a storm system nearly the size of Earth have astronomers doing a double-take... Read more »

New Method of Searching for Fifth Force
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New Method of Searching for Fifth Force

W. M. Keck Observatory Data Leads To First Of Its Kind Test of Einstein’s Theory of General RelativityA UCLA-led team has discovered a new way of probing the hypothetical fifth force of nature... Read more »

Judy Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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Judy Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

W. M. Keck Observatory Congratulates Caltech’s Kate Van Nuys Page Professor of Astronomy for Prestigious AppointmentMaunakea, Hawaii - It’s one of the highest honors that only the most... Read more »