Tag: Institute for Astronomy

Asteroid discovered by UH telescope to make close Halloween flyby

Asteroid discovered by UH telescope to make close Halloween flyby

October 22, 2015  |  Comments
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A large near-Earth asteroid named 2015 TB145, discovered by the UH’s Pan-STARRS1 Telescope atop Haleakala, will pass close to Earth on October 31.

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Journey through the universe in Gunther Hasinger’s new book

Journey through the universe in Gunther Hasinger’s new book

October 21, 2015  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy Director Günther Hasinger’ new book, Astronomy’s Limitless Journey.

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Robotic laser astronomy on the rise

Robotic laser astronomy on the rise

October 12, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Robotic laser adaptive optics system developed by UH astronomer Christoph Baranec gets new home at at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

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Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

August 13, 2015  |  1 Comment
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A team of astronomers, including University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Nader Haghighipour, will announce the discovery of the tenth transiting circumbinary planet.

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Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

August 6, 2015  |  2 Comments
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Scientists propose a sensitive technique for detecting photosynthetic organisms in extrasolar planetary systems.

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UH astronomer to head international astronomical division on planetary science and astrobiology

UH astronomer to head international astronomical division on planetary science and astrobiology

July 29, 2015  |  4 Comments
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Nader Haghighipour, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, has been elected president of Division F (planetary systems and astrobiology) of the International Astronomical Union.

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Astronomy alum wins prestigious Trumpler Award

Astronomy alum wins prestigious Trumpler Award

July 14, 2015

UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy graduate H. Jabran Zahid receives award for research on chemical evolution of galaxies.

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Nine UH Mānoa students are named ARCS Scholars

Nine UH Mānoa students are named ARCS Scholars

July 6, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Doctoral students recognized for excellence in research with unrestricted grants up to $6,000 each.

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No easy feat: Observing a solar eclipse over the Arctic

No easy feat: Observing a solar eclipse over the Arctic

April 29, 2015  |  1 Comment
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The international Solar Wind Sherpas team braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Greenland.

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Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors

Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors

April 28, 2015  |  13 Comments
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Team of astronomers recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star only 54 light-years away.

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