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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 »

FAINT NEW RING DISCOVERED AROUND URANUS
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FAINT NEW RING DISCOVERED AROUND URANUS

BERKELEY, Calif. (December 22nd, 2005) Astronomers have made the first ground-based observations of one of two new rings discovered recently around the planet Uranus by the Hubble Space Telescope and... Read more »

PRECURSOR TO PROTEINS AND DNA FOUND IN STELLAR DISK
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PRECURSOR TO PROTEINS AND DNA FOUND IN STELLAR DISK

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (December 20th, 2005) Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have found – for the first time – some of the basic compounds necessary to build organic molecules and one of the... Read more »

HIGH RES IMAGES OF GALACTIC CENTER
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HIGH RES IMAGES OF GALACTIC CENTER

UCLA PRESS RELEASE (December 12th, 2005) UCLA astronomers and colleagues published the first high-resolution images of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, including the area surrounding the... Read more »

NEW RESULTS SHOW EXPANSION RATE OF THE UNIVERSE IS INCREASING
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NEW RESULTS SHOW EXPANSION RATE OF THE UNIVERSE IS INCREASING

CALTECH PRESS RELEASE (November 22nd, 2005) Based on an ongoing study of exploding stars in the distant universe, astrophysicists have concluded that the effect of the “dark energy” that is speeding... Read more »

KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111
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KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 16th, 2005) Spectral data of gamma-ray burst GRB 051111 were collected with the Keck I telescope on November 11, 2005 (UT). The data is available to the public at: GRB... Read more »

HUDSON FOUNDATION INVESTS $75,000 IN W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY
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HUDSON FOUNDATION INVESTS $75,000 IN W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY

KAMUELA, Hawaii (November 7th, 2005) The W. M. Keck Observatory received a grant of $75,000 from the M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation to improve astronomy research and technology. The grant will... Read more »