Tag: Institute for Astronomy

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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Largest digital sky survey released by Pan-STARRS

Largest digital sky survey released by Pan-STARRS

December 19, 2016  |  2 Comments
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The surveys allow access to millions of images and data on billions of stars and galaxies.

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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  |  Comments
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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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Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on track to be operational in 2019

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on track to be operational in 2019

October 6, 2016  |  Comments
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The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court affirmed the Conservation District Use Permit for the construction of the telescope.

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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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Planets with the highest likelihood of harboring life identified

Planets with the highest likelihood of harboring life identified

August 3, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A research group including IfA’s Nader Haghighipour used data from NASA’s Kepler to identify planets that could support life.

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UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

August 1, 2016  |  Comments
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In addition to allotting time with the telescopes, the agreement seeks to improve the integration of UH Hilo’s physics and astronomy department with the IfA Hilo branch.

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