Astronomy

Sunday, May 15, 2022

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science

A future astronaut, one burgeoning paleontologist and hundreds of others of all ages and sizes came to space out Saturday, May 14, at Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo for AstroDay.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

2 Maunakea Observatories Help Produce First Image of Black Hole at Center of The Milky Way

The world now has an image of the giant occupying the darkness at the center of the Milky Way thanks to a collaborative effort among more than 300 researchers from 80 institutes from around the globe, including 11 observatories, two of which are on the Big Island.
Thursday, May 05, 2022

Get Ready For a Trip to the Cosmos During AstroDay 2022

One of the Big Island astronomy sector’s signature events is set to blast off and everyone is invited.
Friday, April 29, 2022

Mauna Kea Management Authority Bill Passes Conference Committee

State and House negotiators voted Friday, April 29, to approve a measure that transitions management of Mauna Kea from the University of Hawai‘i to the Mauna a Wākea stewardship authority.
Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Students Have Chance to Name Lunar Camera

A Hawaiʻi nonprofit is giving students throughout the islands the chance to make their mark on the moon.
Saturday, March 05, 2022

Maunakea Observatory Helps Astronomers Discover Rare Brown Dwarf Pair

Observations conducted with a Big Island observatory helped a team of astronomers discover a rare pair of brown dwarfs that has the widest separation of any brown dwarf binary system found to date.
Monday, February 21, 2022

Waipahu Students Win Telescope Time Through Maunakea Scholars Program

Several students from an Oʻahu high school are the latest to be named Maunakea Scholars.
Sunday, February 20, 2022

Keck Observatory Part of Team to Discover Massive Cluster of Young Galaxies

An observatory atop Maunakea played a part in the discovery by an international team of astronomers that discovered a massive cluster of young galaxies forming in the early universe.
Sunday, February 20, 2022

Maunakea Observatory Assists With New Study About Saturn’s Aurorae

An observatory atop Maunakea played a major part in a recent study involving high-altitude winds, aurorae and planetary rotation of Saturn.
Monday, February 07, 2022

UH Mission to Find Lunar Ice Gets $3M NASA Boost

A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa project to detect ice deposits below the surface of the moon has received a nearly $3 million boost from NASA.
Sunday, February 06, 2022

Largest Earth Trojan Asteroid to Date Discovered by UH Telescope on Maui

An asteroid bigger than the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa campus discovered by a UH Institute for Astronomy telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui is only the second-known object of its kind ever found.
Sunday, February 06, 2022

UH: Astronomers Trace Galaxy Flows

Everything in the universe moves, but the timescales needed to see motion are often vastly greater than human lifetimes.
Friday, February 04, 2022

Contest Seeks Designs for 2022 Maunakea Coin

Part of the mission of the Maunakea Observatories is to share their discoveries with Big Island students and the public. And sometimes, getting that conversation started can be as simple as minting a coin.
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Report: Astronomy Continues to Significantly Impact Hawaiʻi Economy

Astronomy in Hawaiʻi supports employment of 1,313 residents and had a total economic impact of $221 million on the state in 2019, according to a University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization update released Sunday, Jan. 30.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

UH Regents Approve New Maunakea Master Plan

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents during its meeting Thursday adopted the new Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea.
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Sensors Designed at UH Institute for Astronomy to Be Aboard NASA Space Telescope

Technology pioneered by the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy will allow astronomers to peer even farther into the universe.
Friday, October 22, 2021

Infant planet discovered by UH-led Team Using Maunakea Telescopes

One of the youngest planets ever found around a distant infant star was discovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty, students and alumni.
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Public Meeting on Telescope Decommissioning

The Hōkū Keʻa decommissioning DEA notice for accepting public comments (PDF) was posted on September 9.
Sunday, August 08, 2021

Observatories Assemble to Solve “Energy Crisis” on Jupiter

Observations from JAXA’s Hisaki satellite showed that conditions at the time of the Keck II temperature observations could generate a strong aurora on Jupiter.
Monday, July 19, 2021

Hawaii Telescopes Help Pinpoint Dark Heart of Nearest Radio Galaxy

With the resolving power of the EHT, astronomers can now link the vast radio lobes, or jets, of the source to their location of origin in the center of the Centaurus A galaxy.
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