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April 08, 2017

Hawaiʻi Telescopes Discover Origins of ‘Blue Binary Planetoids’

A team of researchers have made a new discovery using data gathered by Gemini Telescope and Canada-France Hawaii Telescope on Maunakea revealing how distant planetoids arrived in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt consists of a massive swarm of icy, small planetoids on the outskirts of our Solar System. Much of these... Read more »
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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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January 26, 2017

Maunakea Telescopes Measure Expansion of the Universe

The data from the Subaru Telescope played a major role in these findings.
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January 04, 2017

Gemini Probes Distant Host of Enigmatic Radio Bursts

“Once we were able to accurately pinpoint the burst’s location in the two-dimensional sky, we enlisted the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Maunakea... to characterize the corresponding host galaxy.”
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February 26, 2016

Students to Travel ‘Through the Universe’ During March Program

The program is in its 12th year within local schools and will feature a new addition this year, a “stellar tour” of Gemini’s StarLab portable planetarium.
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June 15, 2015

PISCES Presents Planetary Talk

On July 7, Dr. Steve Howell will discuss exoplanets and the Kepler Mission during a public presentation.
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May 15, 2014

New Planet’s Distance From Star Will Help Its Study

The gas giant's orbit means its star won't interfere with observations.
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April 17, 2014

Keck, Gemini Assist in Discovery of Earth-Like Planet

The planet is the first to be found that is about the same size as our own and also orbits at a distance from its sun where water could exist in liquid form.
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July 25, 2013

NASA’s ‘Rock Star’ Telescope Subject of Imiloa Talk

The project scientist for the Kepler Space Telescope will discuss its ground-breaking discoveries and assisting research by a Big Island observatory.
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October 18, 2012

Astronomers Study Rare ‘Polar-Ring’ Galaxy

The galaxy is believed to be the result of a collision between two galaxies, with an intense star nursery at the remaining core.
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March 26, 2012

Gemini Observatory Names New Director

Markus Kissler-Patig, an astronomer with an extensive background in large-telescope instrumentation, has been named to head the Gemini Observatory.
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