Hawaiʻi ends prosecution of kūpuna who protested Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea
New Hawai’i State Attorney General Anne Lopez said she decided that the continued pursuit of the cases of protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope was not in the best interest of the people of the state.
Scientists find 2 giant black holes ‘dining together’ using Maunakea observatory data
The study about the black holes is published in the Jan. 9, 2023 issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters and presented in a press conference at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Wash.
Planet spiraling to its doom discovered by University of Hawaiʻi astronomers
The planet, Kepler-1658b, with a size similar to Jupiter, is destined to spiral closer and closer to its maturing star until they collide and the planet is obliterated.
World’s most powerful solar telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui released first public data
During the first year of operations, a milestone was hit with data from the world’s largest solar telescope on Maui made available directly to the public and scientific community.
What happens if Saddle Road is closed because of the Mauna Loa eruption?
The Daniel K. Inouye Highway, or Saddle Road, is quite possibly the most important roadway on the island.
UH develops technology for future Artemis missions to Moon and Mars
UH Mānoa was one of six universities awarded space grants from NASA in 2020 as part of its Artemis Student Challenge program.
Moon enthusiasts in California remotely operate 700-pound planetary rover in Kailua-Kona
They weren’t on the moon — they were in California, remotely driving a rover over 2,000 miles away in Kailua-Kona.
Keck Planet Finder on Maunakea captures first data in ‘exciting chapter’ for astronomy
On Wednesday night, a new planet-hunting instrument at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea achieved “first light,” capturing its first data from the sky, a spectrum of the planet Jupiter.
Reach for the stars: Come learn about astronomy on AstroDay
Kona’s free annual AstroDay is fast approaching.
Deadline is Oct. 24 to provide feedback about relocating UH telescope to Hale Pōhaku
The UH Hilo teaching telescope now is undergoing decommissioning at the summit of Maunakea that is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
Astronomers in Hawaiʻi work every night to protect Earth from asteroids big and small
The University of Hawaiʻi is a major contributor to protecting Earth from asteroids big and small with several telescopes and programs.
‘Ohana Stargazing Event Inspires Keiki to Reach For The Stars
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then looking through a telescope into the depths of space and the twinkling stars staring back at you while imagining all the possibilities is priceless.
Images of Blasts From Massive Stars Captured in Detail Using Telescope Atop Maunakea
Astronomers using a telescope atop Maunakea on the Big Island have captured the most detailed and complete images ever taken of the zone where the constellation of Orion gets zapped with ultraviolet radiation from massive young stars.
Thelma Parker Library to Host Webb First Images Celebration
Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is joining hundreds of sites throughout the country to celebrate the release of the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
‘This Is Just The First’
A massive galaxy cluster discovered by UH researchers is among the Inaugural images captured by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope.
Study: Asteroid Wears Boulder ‘Body Armor’ For Protection
A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa scientist was part of a study that discovered that the boulder-covered surface of an asteroid within Earth space that came from the asteroid belt in our solar system protects it from small meteoroid impacts.
Hōkū Keʻa Observatory Meets Key Decommissioning Milestone
The decommissioning of a learning telescope atop Maunakea recently met a critical milestone.
Making The Nearly Invisible, Visible: Astronomers Trace Gas That Breathes Life Into Galaxies
Using a new method to see massive, yet barely visible, gas tanks that fuel the formation of stars, astronomers using a Big Island observatory have created the first ever spatial maps of the enormous gas clouds that birth galaxies.
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.
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.
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