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More Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
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More Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers have discovered several bizarre objects at the Galactic Center that are concealing their true identity behind a smoke screen of dust; they look like gas clouds, but... Read more »

Keck Observatory Notifies Hawaii Department of Health of Small Oil Seepage at Keck I Telescope
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Keck Observatory Notifies Hawaii Department of Health of Small Oil Seepage at Keck I Telescope

KAMUELA, HI - W. M. Keck Observatory officials yesterday notified the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) that they detected a small seepage of oil from the hydraulic system supporting the Keck I... Read more »

Director’s Message: Kilauea Volcano Eruptions Update
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Director’s Message: Kilauea Volcano Eruptions Update

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORThursday, May 17, 2018 - We are deeply humbled by the outpouring of support shown to Keck Observatory from our local community as well as across the globe. Mahalo.Thanks to... Read more »

Director’s Message: Kilauea Volcano Eruptions
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Director’s Message: Kilauea Volcano Eruptions

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Sunday, May 6, 2018 - As you know, Hawaii Island is experiencing volcanic activity in the Puna district with multiple eruptions and hundreds of earthquakes over the past... Read more »

Keck Observatory Exoplanet Imaginarium
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Keck Observatory Exoplanet Imaginarium

WHERE IMAGINATION & SCIENCE MEET Maunakea, Hawaii - W. M. Keck Observatory has teamed up with exoplanet artist  Adam Makarenko, an award-winning photographer who produces photo-realistic images of... Read more »

Clintons Visit Maunakea
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Clintons Visit Maunakea

Hillary and Bill Clinton at the Maunakea ObservatoriesFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the summit of Maunakea in early January... Read more »

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 »