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President’s February highlights and updates

President’s February highlights and updates

February 24, 2017  |  1 Comment
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Highlights of the president’s report includes UH’s commitment to equity and safety, Culinary Institute of the Pacific first phase completed and governor’s budget and legislative update.

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Maunakea studied as a contemporary place of contrasting world views

Maunakea studied as a contemporary place of contrasting world views

February 14, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Hilo’s Cosmos and Culture course delves into historical, intellectual, social and cultural context of astronomical discovery from a multitude of perspectives.

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Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time

Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time

February 8, 2017  |  Comments
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Six Hawaiʻi high school students put their observation time at the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope, Subaru Telescope and Gemini Observatory.

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Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

January 30, 2017  |  1 Comment
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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.

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Nick Kaiser awarded Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor

Nick Kaiser awarded Royal Astronomical Society’s highest honor

January 13, 2017  |  Comments
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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.

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From vision to reality: UH Hilo’s Hōkū Keʻa telescope comes into focus

From vision to reality: UH Hilo’s Hōkū Keʻa telescope comes into focus

December 28, 2016  |  Comments
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Astronomer Pierre Martin and student Callie Crowder have assembled and calibrated the telescope’s various components, including the computers, dome and instruments.

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Ice is everywhere on the dwarf planet Ceres

Ice is everywhere on the dwarf planet Ceres

December 15, 2016  |  Comments
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Newly published studies from Dawn scientists show two distinct lines of evidence for ice at or near the surface of Ceres.

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Giving the Sun a brake

Giving the Sun a brake

December 12, 2016  |  1 Comment
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Astronomers from the UH Institute for Astronomy, Brazil and Stanford University describe the physical mechanism responsible for slowing the Sun’s outer layers.

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Kepler discoveries focus of Windward CC chemistry forum

Kepler discoveries focus of Windward CC chemistry forum

September 7, 2016  |  Comments
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Nader Haghighipour will discuss NASA’s Kepler mission and the discovery of new planetary candidates on September 22 at Windward CC.

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Brent Tully honored as ARCS Honolulu Scientist of the Year

Brent Tully honored as ARCS Honolulu Scientist of the Year

August 30, 2016  |  Comments
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R. Brent Tully, considered the father of modern observational cosmology, received the ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Scientist of the Year award.

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