Tag: Institute for Astronomy

The Pavel’s $10 million gift invests in premier UH expertise

The Pavel’s $10 million gift invests in premier UH expertise

February 20, 2014  |  Comments
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Victor and Margaret Pavel believed deeply in the value of science education and nature preservation.

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Astronomer Christoph Baranec named Sloan Foundation Fellow

Astronomer Christoph Baranec named Sloan Foundation Fellow

February 18, 2014  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy’s Christoph Baranec has been selected as one of 126 recipients of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.

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Astronomer helps solve massive galaxy mystery

Astronomer helps solve massive galaxy mystery

January 29, 2014  |  Comments
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Astronomers assemble a coherent picture of the formation history of the most massive galaxies in the universe.

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First detailed look at a normal galaxy in the early universe

First detailed look at a normal galaxy in the early universe

January 14, 2014  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomer Regina Jorgenson has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe.

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Astronomer Donald Hall named AAAS fellow

Astronomer Donald Hall named AAAS fellow

November 27, 2013  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomer Donald Hall named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Astronomers conclude habitable planets are common

Astronomers conclude habitable planets are common

November 6, 2013  |  Comments
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UH Manoa and University of California, Berkeley astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life.

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Scientists find Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Scientists find Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

October 30, 2013  |  1 Comment
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A team of astronomers, led by UH Mānoa’s Andrew Howard found the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth.

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Institute for Astronomy remembers George H. Herbig

Institute for Astronomy remembers George H. Herbig

October 28, 2013  |  Comments
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George H. Herbig, astronomer emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has died at the age of 93.

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Link discovered between solar storms and dropped cell phone calls

Link discovered between solar storms and dropped cell phone calls

October 15, 2013  |  Comments
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An international study conducted in part by a scientist at the Institute for Astronomy reveals connection between solar storms and radio bursts.

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Strange lonely planet found without a star

Strange lonely planet found without a star

October 10, 2013  |  2 Comments
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An international team of astronomers has discovered a young planet—PSO J318.5-22—that is not orbiting a star.

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