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UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer John Tonry is the recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his groundbreaking research.

November 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

Institute for Astronomy astronomers discovered two unusual objects in comet-like orbits that originate in the Oort cloud but with almost no activity.

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

The Institute for Astronomy facilitates the re-use of an existing dome on Haleakalā for the Tohoku 60-centimeter telescope.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

An international team, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Christoph Baranec, is using the world’s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems.

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

An international team of astronomers, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Harald Ebeling, has mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
R. Brent Tully wins prestigious astronomy prize

R. Brent Tully wins prestigious astronomy prize

UH Mānoa astronomer R. Brent Tully is a co-winner of the 2014 Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize.

July 22, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
UH receives major contract for solar telescope instrument

UH receives major contract for solar telescope instrument

UH Institute for Astronomy awarded major contract to build new instrument to measure solar magnetism.

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Silhouettes of early galaxies reveal few seeds for new stars

Silhouettes of early galaxies reveal few seeds for new stars

An international team of astronomers, including Regina Jorgenson of the Institute of Astronomy at the UH Manoa, discover a lack of hydrogen molecules in young galaxies

July 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
R. Brent Tully wins major cosmology prize

R. Brent Tully wins major cosmology prize

Institute for Astronomy researcher R. Brent Tully is one of four recipients of the $500,000 Gruber Foundation prize in 2014.

June 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Astronomer Christoph Baranec named Sloan Foundation Fellow

Astronomer Christoph Baranec named Sloan Foundation Fellow

Institute for Astronomy’s Christoph Baranec has been selected as one of 126 recipients of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More