Stories tagged "Institute for 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.

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.

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.

Mauna Kea selected for powerful telescope

July 22nd, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Mauna Kea edged out a Chile site as future home of the Thirty Meter Telescope, which will be the world’s most powerful optical instrument

Moon Missions

July 21st, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | 2 Comments

Two groups of University of Hawaiʻi scientists are involved in research related to NASA’s plan to return humans to the Moon.

Sky Survey for Survival and Science

June 1st, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | 5 Comments

Spearheaded by UH Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy, the Pan-STARRS project surveys the sky for killer asteroids and new scientific understanding.