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W. M. Keck Observatory
W. M. Keck Observatory operates among the most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth near the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii.
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Happy and night! Callie Crowder from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation demonstrates how to use a star chart to find objects less obvious to see in the sky. Imiloa Astronomy Center starchart shoutout!!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 17
Learn more about the Hawaiian name "Makaola" - its creation, pronunciation, and meaning from Alexis Acohido of , the Maunakea observatory involved in the detection of phosphine on Venus. Mahalo Alexis!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 17
VIRTUAL ASTRONOMY TALK: Learn all about the explosive and mysterious nature of SGRBs and FRBs with Wen-fai Fong of on TUES SEP 29, 5p HST. Event & Zoom info: We hope to see you online!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 16
MAKAOLA: “In Hawaiian, maka is the basic word for eye but also has other meanings; kūmaka (visible, seen) or makamua (the very first). In Hawaiian creation chant, Kumulipo, the word makali'i gives reference to tiny points of a beginning.” Mahalo Uncle Larry!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 16
This Friday! Don’t miss this chance to talk story directly with members of the research team that discovered phosphine in Venus’ clouds!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 16
This Saturday: FREE COVID-19 testing event outside of our headquarters in Waimea town. All are welcome! Together, let's help keep our 'ohana and community healthy and safe. Mahalo to & for making this testing more accessible for all 🤙
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 15
Learn more about today's news on Wolf-Rayet 112, a massive binary stellar dust factory, from local boy Ryan Lau of Honolulu. The alumnus is an astronomer at and led the research team in this exciting study. Mahalo Ryan!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 15
Nearly 20 years of images from 3 - in Hawaii plus VLT - show a rare Wolf-Rayet binary dust factory producing a remarkable Earth mass of dust per year! Congrats to Ryan Lau of & his team!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 14
Congrats to , Dr. Jane Greaves of , and her team! And mahalo to for this 1 minute explanation of today’s big news about the phospine discovered in Venus’ atmosphere 🤙
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 9
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W. M. Keck Observatory Sep 4
We wear our masks to keep our Observatory 'ohana and Hawai'i Island community safe. As members of the leadership, it's Let's all take care of ourselves and each other 🤙
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 26
Virtual Astronomy Talk: Join Interim Director Robert McLaren as he journeys through the history of astronomy on Maunakea, from the early chapters to today, plus his thoughts about the future. We hope to see you online! Event details:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 26
Astronomers using three - and - have discovered three rare, dual quasar pairs. Congrats to of the & his team! Learn more:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 20
Our thoughts go out to everyone at Mahalo to the firefighters for all they’re doing to protect people and this historic place, from which we have deep connections with. Hoping everyone - staff, fire crews, and the community - stays safe 🙏
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 18
Citizen scientists help locate some of the coolest brown dwarfs ever discovered near the Sun, with temps nearly as cool as Earth’s - cool enough to harbor water clouds! Congrats to , Aaron Meisner of + team! Learn more:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 12
Back-to-back great news! Congratulations Dr. , we are doing virtual cartwheels - so happy for you!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 12
Miss astronomy talk? No worries! A recorded video of her presentation is now available on our website: Mahalo Emily for being our guest speaker!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 11
Weʻre excited to see what light bulb moments among the scientific community this proposed technology could spark! Interested in joining the discussion? Details: (4 of 4)
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 11
Starting this Thursday, August 13, our Keck Observatory Chief Scientist John OʻMeara, Chief of Technical Development Peter Wizinowich, and Science Operations Lead Randy Campbell will take part in NASAʻs 2-day ORCAS Virtual Science Workshop. (3 of 4)
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W. M. Keck Observatory Aug 11
Called the Orbiting Configurable Artificial Star, or ORCAS, the mission concept involves using an orbiting small satellite to obtain razor sharp images of cosmic objects with unprecedented clarity at both visible and near-infrared wavelengths. (2 of 4)
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