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UH astronomer to build sharper eyes for Maunakea telescope

UH astronomer to build sharper eyes for Maunakea telescope

July 5, 2017  |  Comments
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Christoph Baranec at the Institute for Astronomy was awarded a $1 million grant to build the autonomous adaptive optics system.

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Ralf Kaiser named American Chemical Society fellow

Ralf Kaiser named American Chemical Society fellow

June 21, 2017  |  Comments
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Kaiser is one of 65 members who will be inducted for his outstanding contributions to science and the profession, and for his equally exemplary service to ACS.

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Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

Exoplanet family tree gains a new branch

June 19, 2017  |  1 Comment
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Researchers discovered that the majority of exoplanets found to date fall into two distinct size groups: rocky Earth-like planets and larger mini-Neptunes.

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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

June 6, 2017  |  Comments
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Jason Chu and David Sanders use far-infrared images to explore what galaxy collisions on a grand scale look like.

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Separating true stars from wannabes

Separating true stars from wannabes

June 5, 2017  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy researchers discover the dividing line of mass that separates stars from brown dwarfs.

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21st century education opportunity, made in Hawai‘i, starts today

21st century education opportunity, made in Hawai‘i, starts today

May 28, 2017  |  Comments
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This editorial on the Maunakea Scholars Program by David Lassner, Kathryn Matayoshi and Doug Simons ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 28, 2017.

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Growing Hawaiʻi’s next generation of astronomers

Growing Hawaiʻi’s next generation of astronomers

May 26, 2017  |  Comments
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The collaborative agreement will develop more opportunities for local high school students to utilize educational potential of the Maunakea Observatories.

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

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

May 1, 2017  |  Comments
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The renovation will include fresh paint, exterior siding and roof repair, weather sealing of the dome, improved lightning protection and safety upgrades.

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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

April 12, 2017  |  Comments
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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.

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Project Imua team looking forward to third rocket launch

Project Imua team looking forward to third rocket launch

March 7, 2017  |  Comments
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NASA videographer Kjell Redal’s documentary looks back on Project Imua’s second launch.

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