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March 14, 2017

Keck Talk: ‘The Restless Universe’

"The Restless Universe: Palomar Transient Factory" will be presented at the Hualalai Learning Theater at Keck Headquarters on Friday, March 24.
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March 13, 2017

Learning to Live on Mars… on Mauna Loa

Brian Shiro will take you through the day-to-day life of a HI-SEAS mission and what it’s like learning to live on Mars.
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March 08, 2017

NASA Study: Possible Change in Lovejoy’s Water ‘Fingerprint’

A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet—an effect not seen by astronomers before...
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March 02, 2017

Subaru Telescope Releases Image Data to Public

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has unveiled a massive database available to the public containing cosmic images captured by the Subaru Telescope atop Maunakea. The Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program (HSC-SSP), a survey conducted using an optical imaging camera mounted on the Subaru Telescope, released its first data for public viewing on Feb.... Read more »
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March 01, 2017

Near-Earth Objects: NASA and Planetary Defense

“The NEO Hazard: NASA and Planetary Defense” will be presented by Rob Landis and Dr. Kelly Fast on Saturday, Mar. 11, at 7 p.m. at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are leftover bits of solar system jetsam and flotsam that have been nudged into orbit around the Earth, allowing them to come within our close... Read more »
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February 26, 2017

Local Astronomer Makes New Saturn Discovery

A new finding by Hawaiʻi-based astronomer, Dr. Hideaki Fujiwara of the Subaru Telescope revealed that a portion of Saturn’s rings contrast much differently when viewed in the mid-infrared wavelength spectrum. Dr. Fujiwara made the discovery by analyzing images taken by a group of astronomers at the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea in January 2008. The images... Read more »
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February 22, 2017

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Birthday Party

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center invites the community to its 11th Annual Birthday Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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February 20, 2017

Keck Observatory Hunts for First Stars in Universe

John O'Meara of St. Michael's College will discuss tools and techniques used to hunt for the first stars formed after the big bang, aka "Population III" stars.
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February 20, 2017

ʻImiloa: Exploring the Dark Night Sky

Why is the sky dark at night? And what does “dark” mean exactly? The seemingly obvious answer to this question may raise even more questions in the curious mind. ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center invites the public to explore these and other questions on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Gemini Observatory’s Dr. Tom Geballe will discuss... Read more »
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February 16, 2017

Hawai‘i Telescope Finds 100 Possible Planets

Astronomers have discovered over 100 new potential exoplanets after two decades of data gathered with the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea.
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