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‘Imiloa’s Maunakea Skies talk with Astronomer Dr. Richard Wainscoat Friday (April 20)

Learn about Near-Earth Objects and the potentially disastrous outcomes that occur once they reach Earth.

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Asteroid named after Hawaii County Traffic Engineer Thiel

Hawaiʻi County Traffic Division Chief Ronald Thiel knows lights. Much of his work focuses on keeping local streets safe with street lights, traffic lights and hazard lights. He also knows where lights are not helpful – when light pollution interferes with the work of astronomers and the lives of native wildlife. For Thiel’s work preserving […]

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12th Annual AstroDay in Hilo

The 12th Annual AstroDay Festival at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo Saturday (May 4). The event coincides with International Astromony Day.

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Guyon awarded fellowship from MacArthur Foundation

A phone call out of the blue; $500,000 – no strings attached

Guyon awarded fellowship from MacArthur Foundation

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Angry Birds at AstroDay in Hilo Saturday (May 5)

The AstroDay Festival was in full swing Saturday (May 5) at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. UH-Hilo featured a real-life Angry Birds slingshot to launch a stuffed bird at a pig (no animals were harmed at the booth).

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Keck spies on early spiral galaxy

Keck spies on early spiral galaxy

MEDIA RELEASE Astronomers in Hawaii have plucked unprecedented details from the life of an early galaxy using an unusually lucid gravitational lens coupled with the powerful 10-meter Keck II Telescope on Mauna Kea. Gravitational lenses are Nature’s largest telescopes, created by colossally massive clusters of thousands of galaxies that bend and magnify the light of […]

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Jerry Nelson, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and designer of the revolutionary segmented-mirror Keck telescopes will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other researchers for their innovations in the field of telescope design.

Keck Observatory project scientist wins 2010 Kavli Prize

Jerry Nelson, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and designer of the revolutionary segmented-mirror Keck telescopes will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other researchers for their innovations in the field of telescope design.

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New data from several telescopes, including the W. M. Keck Observatory, suggest astronomers may have identified a new type of supernovae. The stellar death is thought to have originated in a star that was a low-mass white dwarf accumulating helium from a companion star. When the white dwarf exploded, about half of the mass ejected from the supernova was in the form of calcium.

Keck Observatory looks at possible new type of supernovae

New data from several telescopes, including the W. M. Keck Observatory, suggest astronomers may have identified a new type of supernovae. The stellar death is thought to have originated in a star that was a low-mass white dwarf accumulating helium from a companion star. When the white dwarf exploded, about half of the mass ejected […]

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The Thirty Meter Telescope cleared another hurdle late this week, when Gov. Linda Lingle accepted the final environmental statement for the $1 billion project.

Lingle accepts TMT final environmental impact statement

The Thirty Meter Telescope cleared another hurdle late this week, when Gov. Linda Lingle accepted the final environmental statement for the $1 billion project.

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The 9th Annual AstroDay Festival brought science and culture together in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Plaza Saturday (May 1).

A festival of Hawaii’s astronomy and culture in Hilo

The 9th Annual AstroDay Festival brought science and culture together in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Plaza Saturday (May 1).

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Thanks to an anonymous donor's $60,000 gift, the 2/10/50 A Starlit Walk into Eternity fund has been established at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's Institute for Astronomy (IfA). The endowed fund will be used to support students, programs, research and community outreach at Institute for Astronomy, and further enhance its position as one of the world’s leading astronomical research centers.

Starlit Fund brightens Astronomy Center

Thanks to an anonymous donor’s $60,000 gift, the 2/10/50 A Starlit Walk into Eternity fund has been established at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA). The endowed fund will be used to support students, programs, research and community outreach at Institute for Astronomy, and further enhance its position as one of […]

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Universe Tonight: Astrophysics with the eyeball (March 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station’s next presentation of the “Universe Tonight” program is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy on Mauna Kea at the Visitor Information Station. The Visitor Information Station is located at the 9.200-foot level of Mauna Kea and is accessible from Hilo, Waimea […]

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The community is invited to the Galileo Block Party Saturday October 24, where the Maunakea observatories will have family oriented activities, and booths to learn about astronomy. Hosted by Mauna Kea Observatories Outreach Committee and `Imiloa Astronomy Center. Complete your "passport" for free admission to `Imiloa in the afternoon.

Galileo Block Party in Hilo Saturday

The community is invited to the Galileo Block Party Saturday October 24, where the Maunakea observatories will have family oriented activities, and booths to learn about astronomy. Hosted by Mauna Kea Observatories Outreach Committee and `Imiloa Astronomy Center. Complete your “passport” for free admission to `Imiloa in the afternoon.

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Half-off admission on Sundays this summer at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i

Half-off admission on Sundays this summer at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo, Hawai‘i – Find the best deal in town and enjoy everything ‘Imiloa has to offer at a stellar rate – half off! Explore exhibits, planetarium shows with 3D stereoscopic capabilities, and Science on a Sphere (SOS) with a new perspective of the Earth and Moon. Every Sunday from now through the end […]

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