Tag: Institute for Astronomy

Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

June 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy’s Nader Haghighipour announces discovery of the largest known circumbinary planet.

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High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

June 1, 2016  |  Comments
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Hawaiʻi high school students spend the night at the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope in the Maunakea Scholars program.

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Are black holes the dark matter?

Are black holes the dark matter?

May 25, 2016  |  1 Comment
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New research suggests link between black holes and dark matter that give clues to the evolution of the universe.

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Board of Regents medals awarded for teaching excellence

Board of Regents medals awarded for teaching excellence

May 18, 2016  |  Comments
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Fourteen University faculty members were honored with the Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence.

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May the 4th be with you event

May the 4th be with you event

May 2, 2016  |  Comments
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Honolulu CC and UH Institute of Astronomy to host a Star Wars themed educational event on May 4th.

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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
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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.

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Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

Record number of women doctoral candidates awarded prestigious dissertation fellowships

April 29, 2016  |  2 Comments
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Six UH Mānoa doctoral candidates, in programs ranging from astronomy to social welfare have been selected to receive the Founder Region of Soroptimist International Dissertation Fellowship.

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

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Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved

Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved

February 17, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A new study shows that asteroid and comets are destroyed much farther from the Sun than thought.

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Pan-STARRS chases source of LIGO gravity wave event

Pan-STARRS chases source of LIGO gravity wave event

February 12, 2016  |  Comments
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UH’s Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System maps the sky looking for LIGO gravity wave event.

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