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The Munoz 1 globular cluster is seen to the right of the Ursa Minor dwarf galaxy in this image from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope MegaCam imager. Image by Geha & Munoz

‘Ridiculously’ dim group of stars found beyond the Milky Way

A team of American, Canadian and Chilean astronomers have stumbled onto a remarkably faint cluster of stars orbiting the Milky Way that puts out as much light as only 120 modest Sun-like stars. The tiny cluster, called Muñoz 1, was discovered near a dwarf galaxy in a survey of satellites around the Milky Way using […]

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An unprocessed image of M57, the Ring Nebula in the constellation Lyra, from April 5, 2012. (Photo courtesy of Keck Obervatory)

First light of powerful new MOSFIRE instrument

MEDIA RELEASE Engineers and astronomers are celebrating the much anticipated first light of the MOSFIRE instrument, now installed on the Keck I telescope at W. M. Keck Observatory. MOSFIRE (Multi-Object Spectrometer For Infra-Red Exploration) will vastly increase the data gathering power of what is already the world’s most productive ground-based observatory. “This is a near-infrared […]

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Keck, Subaru find rare galaxy

Keck, Subaru find rare galaxy

MEDIA RELEASE Astronomers have spotted one of the most distant galaxies known, churning out stars at a shockingly high rate. The blob-like galaxy, called GN-108036, is located 12.9 billion light-years away from Earth, and is the most luminous galaxy known at that great distance. The galaxy was first identified by the Subaru telescope and its […]

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A Tale of Two Telescopes: Astronomy With Invisible Light

A Tale of Two Telescopes: Astronomy With Invisible Light

MEDIA RELEASE Lecture by Professor Gary Davis, Director Joint Astronomy Centre, on July 16 and 18 at 7 p.m. Hawai‘i Island, HI – “A Tale of Two Telescopes: Astronomy with Invisible Light” is the topic of a free public lecture on Thursday, July 16 in Waimea and Saturday, July 18 in Hilo. The speaker will be […]

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Family Library Night Astronomy Edition in Kailua-Kona

Family Library Night Astronomy Edition in Kailua-Kona

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Simons talks range ‘From Galileo to Gemini’

Simons talks range ‘From Galileo to Gemini’

MEDIA RELEASE Since May 2006, Dr. Doug Simons has been the director of the Frederick C. Gillett Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, but his interest in astronomy and Hawaii go back more than two decades – a period during which major new developments in astronomy instrumentation have resulted in breakthrough discoveries. To provide some […]

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Keck Observatory Hosts Mauna Kea Lecture Series

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy and commemorating 400 years of the telescope, the 2009 Maunakea Lecture Series will feature the latest in cosmic discovery presented by the directors of the observatories of Mauna Kea. You are invited to attend the February Maunakea Lecture titled “Astronomy with Aloha” by Christian Veillet, the executive […]

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Using both the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck Telescopes atop Mauna Kea, a team of NASA and university astronomers have definitively shown that a large amount of Methane is being released into the Martian atmosphere.

Martian Methane

Using both the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck Telescopes atop Mauna Kea, a team of NASA and university astronomers have definitively shown that a large amount of Methane is being released into the Martian atmosphere.

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