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UH plays a vital role in Hawaii’s first space launch

UH plays a vital role in Hawaii’s first space launch

April 10, 2013  |  Comments
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The University of Hawaiʻi has vital responsibilities for the first space launch from the State of Hawaiʻi, scheduled for October 2013.

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$3 million puts Pan-STARRS back on track

$3 million puts Pan-STARRS back on track

March 19, 2013  |  Comments
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An anonymous $3 million gift to the Institute for Astronomy will allow Pan-STARRS to continue astronomy research of global import.

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Distance to neighbor galaxy measured more accurately

Distance to neighbor galaxy measured more accurately

March 8, 2013  |  2 Comments
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An international team of astronomers, including two from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has measured the distance to our neighboring galaxy more accurately than ever before.

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Satellite launch and space science featured in Readying for liftoff

Satellite launch and space science featured in Readying for liftoff

March 5, 2013  |  Comments
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Projects led by University of Hawaiʻi researchers in the areas of astronomy and space science bring hands-on learning opportunities for students and high-tech careers to Hawaiʻi.

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UH astronomers developing system to identify dangerous asteroids

UH astronomers developing system to identify dangerous asteroids

February 21, 2013  |  Comments
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A $5-million grant from NASA aids in the development of the Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System, which will identify dangerous asteroids before their final plunge to Earth.

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Astronomers find planets the size of Earth are common

Astronomers find planets the size of Earth are common

January 8, 2013  |  Comments
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A team of astronomers including UH Mānoa’s Andrew Howard found that 17 percent of all sun-like stars have planets one to two times the diameter of Earth in close orbits.

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Astronomers map brightest galaxies and more in the news

Astronomers map brightest galaxies and more in the news

December 7, 2012  |  Comments
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A census of the brightest galaxies conducted by a team led by Mānoa astronomers is highlighted in news coverage of UH people and activities during the past week.

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Construction to begin on solar telescope

Construction to begin on solar telescope

November 16, 2012  |  Comments
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The state Board of Land and Natural Resources reaffirmed its approval of a key permit to allow construction to move forward on the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope.

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Astronomers now able to map universe in 3-D

Astronomers now able to map universe in 3-D

October 25, 2012  |  Comments
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Scientists at UH Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy are now able to produce 3-D images of galaxies colliding.

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Martian weather reports show extreme pressure swings

Martian weather reports show extreme pressure swings

September 27, 2012  |  Comments
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Data from NASA Curiosity rover proves UH Manoa professor Kevin Hamilton’s Martian atmospheric predictions.

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