Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars
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Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars John O'Meara

Our current story for the origin of the heavy elements has at its core a recycling program on the grandest of scales. Using Keck, we have traced atoms as they flow from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System
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Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System Katherine de Kleer

From the elusive plumes of Europa to Enceladus’ dramatic cryovolcanic geysers and the extreme volcanism of Io, the Solar System hosts a wide spectrum of active... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: Gravitational Lensing Tucker Jones

Observing distant objects allows us to peer back in time to early stages of the universe, across the most active period of galaxy growth when most stars were born. While... Read more »

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 »