Tag: astronomy

Newly discovered asteroid is Earth’s companion

Newly discovered asteroid is Earth’s companion

June 16, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

Institute for Astronomy researchers discover an asteroid close to Earth that follows the planet around the Sun.

More
Astronomy program for Hawaiʻi high school students prepares future science leaders

Astronomy program for Hawaiʻi high school students prepares future science leaders

June 15, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

HI STAR alumni are college and research ready.

More
Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

June 13, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

Institute for Astronomy’s Nader Haghighipour announces discovery of the largest known circumbinary planet.

More
High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

June 1, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

Hawaiʻi high school students spend the night at the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope in the Maunakea Scholars program.

More
Are black holes the dark matter?

Are black holes the dark matter?

May 25, 2016  |  1 Comment
Print Friendly

New research suggests link between black holes and dark matter that give clues to the evolution of the universe.

More
Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

May 5, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

UH Hilo student Nicolette Thomas looks at organisms that first arrive on lava flows to set an upper limit on biomass expectations for scientists searching for life on Mars.

More
Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

April 29, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

Astronomers found an object that appears to be made of inner Solar System material from the time of Earth’s formation, which has been preserved in the Oort Cloud for billions of years.

More
UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

UH Hilo astronomy and physics major Derek Hand and mentor Andreea Petric are advancing humanity’s knowledge about merging galaxies

More
UH Hilo astronomy students take spectacular pictures of night sky

UH Hilo astronomy students take spectacular pictures of night sky

March 29, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

At recent observing sessions on Maunakea, UH Hilo students studied a comet, measured aspects of Jupiter and more.

More
UH astronomers help local high school students compete for telescope time

UH astronomers help local high school students compete for telescope time

March 2, 2016  |  Comments
Print Friendly

First program of its kind provides observing time on a world-class telescope for Hawaiʻi’s aspiring young astronomers.

More