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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, […]
August 1, 2019

Subaru Telescope Probes the Outer Reaches of our Milky Way Galaxy

A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea have charted the outermost edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. The team selected two very specific […]
July 26, 2019

Maunakea Observatories Put Einstein to the Test

An international team of astronomers have combined the power of three telescopes on Maunakea (Keck, Subaru, and Gemini) to test Einstein’s one hundred-year-old theory of General […]
July 20, 2019

Aloha to our scientific colleagues around the world

Aloha to our scientific colleagues around the world, On behalf of the more than 500 people employed by the Maunakea Observatories, we offer a perspective about […]
July 15, 2019

Let’s commit to safety for all atop Maunakea

By Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Since the state announced construction restart plans of the Thirty Meter Telescope, uncertainty about what lies ahead […]