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‘Champagne Supernovae’ Challenges Ideas About How Supernovae Work
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‘Champagne Supernovae’ Challenges Ideas About How Supernovae Work

Pasadena, Calif. (September 20th, 2006) An international team of astronomers at the California Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Science Meeting Takes Place September 15 at UC Irvine
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W. M. Keck Observatory Science Meeting Takes Place September 15 at UC Irvine

Kamuela (September 5th, 2006) Science reporters are invited to attend the annual Keck Observatory Science Meeting on Friday, Sept. 15 at University of California, Irvine. The meeting features recent... Read more »

Elegant spiral arms betray existence of massive binary stars within bright star cluster
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Elegant spiral arms betray existence of massive binary stars within bright star cluster

Kamuela, Hawaii (August 22nd, 2006) – The five red stars at the heart of the Quintuplet Cluster – one of the most massive clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy – may all be dusty pinwheels, a... Read more »

Internship Program Wraps with Student Symposium at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center
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Internship Program Wraps with Student Symposium at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Hilo, Hawaii (August 2nd, 2006) – The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo, which is dedicated to showcasing astronomy and culture in Hawaii, was an ideal venue for the 2006 Akamai Observatory... Read more »

Keck telescope captures Jupiter’s Red Spot Jr. as it zips past planet’s Great Red Spot
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Keck telescope captures Jupiter’s Red Spot Jr. as it zips past planet’s Great Red Spot

Kamuela, Hawaii (July 29th, 2006) – Astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii this month snapped high-resolution near-infrared images of the... Read more »

Three-telescope interferometer shows patchy red giants are common fate of stars like Sun
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Three-telescope interferometer shows patchy red giants are common fate of stars like Sun

Kamuela, Hawaii (July 18th, 2006) - As astronomers increasingly link two telescopes as interferometers to reveal greater detail of distant stars, a Keck Observatory astronomer is showing the power of... Read more »

Keck Observatory video wins 2006 Telly Award for excellence in video production
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Keck Observatory video wins 2006 Telly Award for excellence in video production

Kamuela, Hawaii (July 12th, 2006) - An educational video produced by the W. M. Keck Observatory and the production company Earlybird & Friends has won a Silver Telly Award, the highest of the Telly... Read more »

NSF Partnership Funds Instrument for World’s Largest Telescope
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NSF Partnership Funds Instrument for World’s Largest Telescope

Kamuela, Hawaii (May 25th, 2006) The W. M. Keck Observatory and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that $5 million of NSF funding has been granted over the next four years to design and... Read more »

Taft E. Armandroff Appointed Director for W. M. Keck Observatory
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Taft E. Armandroff Appointed Director for W. M. Keck Observatory

Kamuela (February 2nd, 2006) The Board of the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA), the governing body for the W. M. Keck Observatory, is pleased to announce that Dr. Taft E.... Read more »

Trojan Asteroid Patroclus: Comet in Disguise?
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Trojan Asteroid Patroclus: Comet in Disguise?

Mauna Kea (February 1st, 2006) Like the hollow wooden horse hiding Greek warriors in the Trojan War, could an entire population of asteroids be masquerading as comets? Observations of the binary... Read more »