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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 […]
August 12, 2019

Earth is Safe! Critical Maunakea Observations of Asteroid’s Near Earth Passage

The Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Maunakea is protecting the Earth by monitoring asteroids that enter Earth’s neighbourhood. On their first night back after resuming […]
August 9, 2019

Existing Maunakea Telescopes Announce Return to Work

HILO, HI- After a four-week suspension of work at the summit of Maunakea, the existing telescopes will attempt a return to operations. “The Maunakea Observatories represent an invaluable sector […]
August 8, 2019

Astronomers to Deploy Breakthrough Technology at UH Telescope

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million grant to a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) scientist to install a high-tech […]
August 7, 2019

Maunakea Observatories Study Volcanic Tides on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Astronomers using the Keck and Gemini telescopes on Maunakea have observed a strange pattern of volcanic activity on Jupiter’s moon Io. This moon, and our Earth, […]