December 6, 2019

Four Maunakea Telescopes Chart a Close Encounter Between a Binary Star and the Solar System

An international collaboration led by Gemini and University of Hawai`i astronomers used four Maunakea observatories (CFHT, Keck, IRTF, and UH88) to shed new light on the […]
November 26, 2019

Water Vapor Discovered on One of Jupiter’s Moons

An international team of astronomers have used the Keck telescopes on Maunakea to detect water vapor for the first time above the surface of Europa, one […]
November 12, 2019

New Measurements from Maunakea Confirm the Crisis in Cosmology

A team of astronomers have developed a new method for measuring the Hubble Constant – the expansion rate of the universe. Using W. M. Keck Observatory’s […]
November 4, 2019

A 3-D View of a Distant Supercluster of Galaxies

A team of astronomers have used the combination of the Subaru and Gemini telescopes on Maunakea to get a more detailed view than ever before, of […]
October 23, 2019

Two Maunakea Observatories Reveal the History of our Large Galactic Neighbor

The nearest large galaxy to us – the Andromeda Galaxy – is a good place to study the history of galaxies like our own Milky Way, […]
October 8, 2019

The Discovery of 20 New Moons Gives Saturn the Record

A team of astronomers using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons […]
October 8, 2019

Massive Filaments Fuel the Growth of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

An international group of scientists has used observations from the Subaru and Keck telescopes on Maunakea to observe enormous filaments of gas in the early Universe, […]
September 27, 2019

Astronomers Set a New Record for the Oldest Group of Galaxies in Our Universe

An international team of astronomers using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini telescopes on Maunakea have found the oldest collection of galaxies in our Universe. They discovered […]
September 27, 2019

Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument

The discovery of planets orbiting other stars has changed the view of our place in the Universe. Space missions like NASA’s Kepler/K2 Space Telescope and the […]
September 26, 2019

In Memory of Barry Taniguchi: A Community Leader and Friend of Science, Education and Hawaii’s Keiki

The Maunakea Observatories wish to convey their heartfelt sorrow for the loss of a treasured member of our Hawai‘i Island community with the recent passing of […]
September 20, 2019
Chad Trujillo

Former Gemini Astronomer Awarded the 2019 Paolo Farinella Prize

Former Gemini astronomer Chad Trujillo along with Scott Sheppard were recipients of the 2019 Farinella Prize awarded on September 16th in Geneva, Switzerland for their outstanding […]
August 15, 2019

Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

Gemini Observatory captures critical data on an exotic stellar explosion that’s challenging astronomers to rethink how the most massive stars end their lives. A renegade exploding […]