Tag: Institute for Astronomy

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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First Falling Walls in Hawaiʻi hosted at Institute for Astronomy

First Falling Walls in Hawaiʻi hosted at Institute for Astronomy

February 23, 2017  |  Comments
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The competition fosters scientific and entrepreneurial innovations, and promotes exchange between scholars and professionals.

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Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time

Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time

February 8, 2017  |  Comments
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Six Hawaiʻi high school students put their observation time at the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope, Subaru Telescope and Gemini Observatory.

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Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

January 30, 2017  |  1 Comment
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By identifying the Dipole Repeller, researchers are able to explain both the direction of the Milky Way’s motion and its velocity relative to the rest of the Universe.

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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  |  1 Comment
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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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