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Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

November 21, 2014  |  1 Comment
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Researchers study an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

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UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

November 18, 2014  |  1 Comment
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UH astronomer John Tonry is the recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his groundbreaking research.

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First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

November 12, 2014  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy astronomers discovered two unusual objects in comet-like orbits that originate in the Oort cloud but with almost no activity.

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UH assumes ownership of United Kingdom Infrared telescope

UH assumes ownership of United Kingdom Infrared telescope

October 31, 2014  |  Comments
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UH will assume ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on Maunakea.

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Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

September 10, 2014  |  Comments
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The Institute for Astronomy facilitates the re-use of an existing dome on Haleakalā for the Tohoku 60-centimeter telescope.

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UH scientist maps supercluster of galaxies, names it Laniakea

UH scientist maps supercluster of galaxies, names it Laniakea

September 3, 2014  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomer R. Brent Tully has led an international team of astronomers in defining the supercluster of galaxies containing our own Milky Way

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New astrophysics and astronomy degrees launched at UH Manoa

New astrophysics and astronomy degrees launched at UH Manoa

August 25, 2014  |  Comments
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The Board of Regents approved the College of Natural Sciences’ undergraduate astronomy and astrophysics degree programs.

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Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

August 5, 2014  |  Comments
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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.

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Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

July 25, 2014  |  Comments
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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.

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R. Brent Tully wins prestigious astronomy prize

R. Brent Tully wins prestigious astronomy prize

July 22, 2014  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa astronomer R. Brent Tully is a co-winner of the 2014 Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize.

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