Astronomers Discover Anemic Star Cluster

Astronomers have discovered a massive star cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy, the closest large galaxy to our Milky Way, that is anemic.
October 19, 2020

Keck II Telescope Receives Upgrade to See in Infrared

The newly upgraded adaptive optics (AO) system on W.M. Keck Observatory’s Keck II telescope now features the first infrared pyramid wavefront sensor available for scientific use.
September 29, 2020

Hālau Lamakū Offers Place-Based Hawaiian Learning for Keiki

The program has been specially designed to provide social and academic stimulation for keiki in a safe environment.
September 20, 2020

100 Cool Worlds Found Near the Sun

With the help of citizen scientists, astrophysicists have discovered about 100 cool worlds in the Sun’s neighborhood. They’re brown dwarfs, sometimes referred to as “failed stars,” which are objects that are more massive than planets but lighter than stars.
August 20, 2020

Young Galaxy Holds Record for Lowest Oxygen Level Among Other Galaxies

A galaxy in the constellation Hercules that only recently started making stars has broken the record for having the lowest level of oxygen ever seen in a young galaxy.
August 02, 2020

Asteroid Discovered by UH Telescope to Pass Earth Today

An asteroid discovered on July 20 by the University of Hawaiʻi’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope atop Haleakalā will make a close pass of Earth today.
July 27, 2020

Watch: Astronomer Captures Time-Lapse of Passing Comet

A staff astronomer at the W.M. Keck Observatory captured video of the Comet NEOWISE from Mauna Loa.
July 18, 2020

Maunakea Observatories Capture Fleeting Gamma-Ray Burst

Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant confirmed short gamma-ray burst (SGRB) ever studied using two Maunakea Observatories, the W. M. Keck Observatory and the international Gemini Observatory.
July 14, 2020

Cosmic Structure Discovered Beyond the Milky Way

An immense cosmic structure discovered by astronomers has been dubbed the South Pole Wall.
July 11, 2020

Hawai’i Astronomers Help Decipher Rhythm Among Young Stars

The findings are an important contribution to the overall understanding of what goes on inside trillions of stars across the cosmos.
May 16, 2020