Stories tagged "astronomy"

New comet and early black holes discovered

July 26th, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Recent University of Hawaiʻi astronomy discoveries include a new comet and black holes from the early universe.

In memory: Astronomer Walter Steiger

March 23rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Walter Steiger, grandfather of research astronomy in Hawaii, remembered.

New Hilo telescope focuses on instruction

January 3rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

UH Hilo’s new Mauna Kea telescope will be used for undergraduate research and education.

Hasinger hired to direct Institute for Astronomy

January 3rd, 2011 | by Malamalama Contributor | Comments Off

X-ray astronomer Günther Hasinger will head UH Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy.

Plan approval advances solar observatory

January 3rd, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

The Hawaiʻi Board of Land and Natural Resources approves plan for world’s largest solar telescope on Haleakalā.

Astronomers find planet that might host life

September 29th, 2010 | by Malamalama Contributor | 1 Comment

Scientists including University of Hawaiʻi Astronomer Nader Haghighipour discover another planet that may have liquid water, an important step in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Recent awards add to UH’s Humboldt tally

July 19th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 2 Comments

Jeffrey Kuhn, associate director of the Institute for Astronomy, and IfA Director Rolf-Peter Kudritzki are among at least 11 UH faculty members who have been recognized by the Humboldt Foundation.

Near-Earth encounters leave asteroids pale and shaky

April 15th, 2010 | by Karen Rehbock | Comments Off

Humans may be justifiably nervous when an asteroid passes very close to Earth, but a new study finds that the encounter leaves the asteroid pale and shaken as well.

Portable planetarium even more mobile

January 19th, 2010 | by Scott Broadbent | Comments Off

The University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy’s Starlab “Portable Planetarium” gets new funding.

Binary star system has planet forming potential

September 24th, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

For the first time, scientists identify disks with enough mass to form a planetary system like our own around both stars in an optically visible binary system.