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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 »

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 »