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TMT permit shot down by state Supreme Court

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Thirty Meter Telescope building permit has been thrown out by the Hawaii Supreme Court. A 58-page opinion written by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald ordered the court to vacate the lower circuit court’s “May 5, 2014 Decision and Order Affirming Board of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii’s Findings of […]

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Private foundations fund new astronomy tool

MEDIA RELEASE The W. M. Keck Observatory has been awarded two major grants to help build a $4 million laser system as the next leap forward in a technology which already enables ground-based telescopes to exceed the observational power of telescopes in space. The new laser, when installed on the current adaptive optics system on […]

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Keck Telescope images super-luminous supernova

Keck Telescope images super-luminous supernova

MEDIA RELEASE The Keck I Telescope has played a key role in unraveling the mysteries of one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. The supernova, called Supernova 2008am, is 3.7 billion light-years away from Earth. At its peak luminosity, it was over 100 billion times brighter than the Sun. It emitted enough energy in 1 […]

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Cosmic Matters: A mirror’s perfect reflection

Cosmic Matters: A mirror’s perfect reflection

(Cosmic Matters columns are prepared by scientists and staff at W.M. Keck Observatory. This piece was written by Ashley Yeager, WMKO public information office.) If you think washing the mirrors and windows in your home is a daunting task, imagine cleaning two of the largest light-collecting surfaces in the astronomy world — the twin 10-meter […]

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Stene: Frustrated with anti-Mauna Kea astronomy activists

Stene: Frustrated with anti-Mauna Kea astronomy activists

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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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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn -- by far the largest of the giant planet's many rings.

The new belt lies at the far reaches of the Saturnian system, with an orbit tilted 27 degrees from the main ring plane. One of Saturn's farthest moons, Phoebe, circles within the newfound ring, and is likely the source of its material.

NASA space telescope discovers largest ring around Saturn

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn — by far the largest of the giant planet’s many rings. The new belt lies at the far reaches of the Saturnian system, with an orbit tilted 27 degrees from the main ring plane. One of Saturn’s farthest moons, Phoebe, circles within the newfound […]

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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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The International Space Station will be visible from the Big Island over the next few nights. Bust out the binoculars!

Wish you were here: Above the clouds

The International Space Station will be visible from the Big Island over the next few nights. Bust out the binoculars!

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