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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 »

Spend The Summer Among the Stars: Internships Available at Observatories on Mauna Kea
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Spend The Summer Among the Stars: Internships Available at Observatories on Mauna Kea

Kamuela (January 20th, 2006) The Akamai Observatory Internship Program offers remarkable opportunities to participate in the exciting world of modern astronomy via paid summer internships at... Read more »

`OHANA to Link Seven Mauna Kea Telescopes
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`OHANA to Link Seven Mauna Kea Telescopes

Mauna Kea (January 13th, 2006) A team of scientists in partnership with the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have successfully passed the first test in a project that will link the seven largest... Read more »

Scientists See Better, Fainter with New Keck Laser Guide Star
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Scientists See Better, Fainter with New Keck Laser Guide Star

Washington D. C. (January 10th, 2006) A new sodium laser is giving 50 times more sky coverage to the atmospheric-correcting technology known as adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope at Mauna Kea,... Read more »

GRAIN GROWTH IN ORION NEBULA PROTOPLANETARY DISKS
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GRAIN GROWTH IN ORION NEBULA PROTOPLANETARY DISKS

WASHINGTON, D. C. (January 6th, 2006) New observations of the Orion Nebula at infrared wavelengths reveal that small dust grains located in disks around young stars are growing, taking the initial... Read more »