Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing Astronomer Tommaso Treu

In our standard model of cosmology, only five percent of the mass-energy budget of the Universe is accounted for by particles that have been detected in Earth-based... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea
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Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea Dr. Steven Businger

In 2015, the global wind machine fired up record numbers of powerful hurricanes in the central Pacific, with several making close passes to the Island of Hawaii. Is it... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology
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Astronomy Talk: Life in the Universe - The Science of Astrobiology Dr. Carl B. Pilcher

Is life common in the universe, or rare? Humans have pondered this question for millennia.Today we are privileged to be able to bring the tools of modern science to... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Where We Came From — How Solar Systems Form
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Astronomy Talk: Where We Came From — How Solar Systems Form Dr. Greg Laughlin

How common are Earths? Unknown just a generation ago, more than 2,000 planets have been discovered orbiting other stars in our galaxy and Hawaii’s own Keck Observatory... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Manu `Imiloa:—Modern & Ancient Ways of Navigating our Universe
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Astronomy Talk: Manu `Imiloa:—Modern & Ancient Ways of Navigating our Universe Celeste Ha`o

A Hilo native born in Keaukaha and raised in Panaʻewa, Celeste “Cesi” Manuia Ha’o is an Education Associate and the Outreach Coordinator of the ‘Imiloa... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System
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Astronomy Talk: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System Dr. Imke de Pater

Knowledge about our own Solar System has increased by leaps and bounds over the past few decades due to a combination of spacecraft missions and technical advancements... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Voyage of Discovery - New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory
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Evenings with Astronomers: Voyage of Discovery - New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory Hilton Lewis

As a 28- year veteran Keck Observatory employee and now at the helm as observatory Director; I will trace the evolution of the Keck Observatory telescopes and how they... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Galaxy Formation - A Journey through Cosmic Time
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Evenings with Astronomers: Galaxy Formation - A Journey through Cosmic Time Dr. Jean Brodie

Our journey begins some 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. All the structure and diversity that we see around us today evolved from the primordial soup of matter... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions
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Astronomy Talk: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss America’s space program and the challenges the agency faces for the missions of tomorrow. Using a stepping stone... Read more »