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UH astronomer to build sharper eyes for Maunakea telescope

UH astronomer to build sharper eyes for Maunakea telescope

Christoph Baranec at the Institute for Astronomy was awarded a $1 million grant to build the autonomous adaptive optics system.

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dava Sobel and Galileo’s Daughters explore history and the stars

Dava Sobel and Galileo’s Daughters explore history and the stars

Two events include music, imagery and narrative and Sobel speaking on her new book.

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

Researchers discovered that the majority of exoplanets found to date fall into two distinct size groups: rocky Earth-like planets and larger mini-Neptunes.

June 19, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Shine bright like a diamond: Team obtains best-ever infrared maps of super-luminous galaxies

Shine bright like a diamond: Team obtains best-ever infrared maps of super-luminous galaxies

Jason Chu and David Sanders use far-infrared images to explore what galaxy collisions on a grand scale look like.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Separating true stars from wannabes

Separating true stars from wannabes

Institute for Astronomy researchers discover the dividing line of mass that separates stars from brown dwarfs.

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
University of Hawaiʻi 88-inch Telescope to undergo repair and maintenance

University of Hawaiʻi 88-inch Telescope to undergo repair and maintenance

The renovation will include fresh paint, exterior siding and roof repair, weather sealing of the dome, improved lightning protection and safety upgrades.

May 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hawaiʻi-built infrared instrument for world’s largest solar telescope catches first rays

Hawaiʻi-built infrared instrument for world’s largest solar telescope catches first rays

When the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is completed it will rely on two complex infrared instruments being built by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy.

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

By identifying the Dipole Repeller, researchers are able to explain both the direction of the Milky Way’s motion and its velocity relative to the rest of the Universe.

January 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Nick Kaiser awarded Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor

Nick Kaiser awarded Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor

Nick Kaiser is being honored for his extensive theoretical and observational work on cosmology, including how matter—both dark and visible—is distributed on the largest scales.

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Largest digital sky survey released by Pan-STARRS

Largest digital sky survey released by Pan-STARRS

The surveys allow access to millions of images and data on billions of stars and galaxies.

December 19, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More