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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 »

Even in Deep Space, There Are Shades of Black
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Even in Deep Space, There Are Shades of Black

BY FARISA Y. MORALES for Zocalo Public SquareIn my line of work, I stare at shades of black. My work starts on dark, black nights, when there is no moon or reflection from it. The telescopes I use... Read more »

New Calibration Tool Will Help Astronomers Look for Habitable Exoplanets
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New Calibration Tool Will Help Astronomers Look for Habitable Exoplanets

by Adam HadhazyPASADENA, Calif. — Promising new calibration tools, called laser frequency combs, could allow astronomers to take a major step in discovering and characterizing earthlike planets... Read more »

Hawaii Discovers: The World’s Leading Observatory Was Born in Hawaii 25 Years Ago
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Hawaii Discovers: The World’s Leading Observatory Was Born in Hawaii 25 Years Ago

By Steve JeffersonTwenty-five years ago in 1990, the average US house cost $123,000, the Dow Jones averaged 2633 and gasoline cost a little more than a dollar-thirty a gallon. Saturn wasn’t just a... Read more »

“First Light” Marks 25 Years of Hawaii’s Leadership in Astronomy
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“First Light” Marks 25 Years of Hawaii’s Leadership in Astronomy

By Sean AdkinsEvery night, all over the world, people look up at the sky and wonder about the distant stars. Here in Hawaii we have the privilege of looking up at a very dark sky, but even here with... Read more »

​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People
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​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People

By Doug Simons and Hilton LewisThe international astronomical community has converged in Honolulu. The timing—in the midst of the controversy surrounding the construction of TMT on Maunakea—has... Read more »

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 »

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 »