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Volume rendering of the output from a supercomputer simulation showing part of the cosmic web, 11.5 billion years ago. This and other models of the universe were generated and directly compared with quasar pair data in order to measure the small-scale ripples in the cosmic web. The cube is 24 million light years on a side. CREDIT: J. Onorbe /MPIA

Astronomers at Keck Observatory find ripples in the cosmic web

Astronomers for the first time have measured small ripples in the cosmic web using W. M. Keck Observatory images of rare double quasars.

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TMT contested case hearing transcripts now available to public at five libraries

Five public libraries on Hawai‘i island and O‘ahu now have copies of transcripts from Contested Case HA-16-02 regarding the Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve. The copies are available for public review but they cannot be checked out. Any parties to the contested case or […]

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Why is it Dark at Night? A Modern Look at Olber’s Paradox presentation

Dr. Tom Geballe will discuss Olber’s Paradox: a historical argument that states the darkness of the night sky conflicts with the assumption of an infinite and eternal “static universe”. Olber’s Paradox argues that if the universe is populated by an infinite amount of stars, and if the universe has existed for an infinite amount of […]

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Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

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UKIRT presentation at Imiloa Astronomy Center Saturday (Sept 17)

“I will talk about the latest results on the most distant galaxies, how the supermassive black holes that power quasars grow with time and how UKIRT helps find Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars,” stated Dr. Green. “Not only will UKIRT continue to observe the most distant galaxies and quasars along with […]

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Deadline extended for MANU ‘Imiloa teacher applications

‘Imiloa is seeking educators to teach students about the rhythms and patterns of the earth, sea and sky through a unique wayfinding and navigation experience, MANU ‘Imiloa: KŌLEA.

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TMT scientists ‘Journey Through the Universe’ (March 1)

MEDIA RELEASE TMT is participating again at this year’s Journey Through The Universe’s Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom. For 10 years, the Journey Through the Universe program has excited classrooms and students in Hilo and beyond with exciting science. Journey Through the Universe brings local students and teachers together with astronomers […]

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Jul 20, 2017 / 5:15 pm