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Science Results - Dark Matter Map Begins to Reveal the Universe's Early History

Jul 1, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

Researchers from the NAOJ and other institutions have found nine immense concentrations of dark matter in a 2.3 square degree area of sky using the HSC installed on the Subaru...

Science Results - Unexpectedly Little Black-hole Monsters Rapidly Suck up Surrounding Matter

Jun 25, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

Researchers found strong outflows from ultra-luminous x-ray sources that are created as matter falls onto their black holes at unexpectedly high rates.

Science Results - Astronomers Discover More than 800 Dark Galaxies in the Famous Coma Cluster

Jun 22, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

A group of researchers has discovered 854 "ultra dark galaxies" in the Coma Cluster by analyzing archival data from the Subaru Telescope. The initial discovery was a surprise in...

Science Results - Best Observational Evidence of First Generation Stars in the Universe

Jun 17, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

A research team discovered surprisingly bright very young galaxies using the Subaru Telescope and other telescopes. One of these is by far the brightest galaxy ever observed at...

Scientists Discover Brightest Early Galaxy and Likely First Generation Stars

Jun 17, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers using several of the largest telescopes on Earth and space have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and have...

Science Results - Discovery of Multiple Ring-Like Gaps in a Protoplanetary Disk

Jun 16, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

By using the Subaru Telescope, a research team found a double-ring structure of the protoplanetary disk of gas and dust around a young star similar to the Sun. The structure...

Seeing Where Stars Collide

Jun 15, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

Resources En Español Gemini Observatory near-infrared image of the globular cluster Liller 1 obtained with the GeMS adaptive optics system on...

HI-SEAS Back to Earth Celebration! (June 13th)

Jun 11, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Join the “Back to Earth” celebrations on Saturday 10:30am HST at Kona Old Airport Road soccer fields, or watch the end of mission events online via:...


Jun 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

COMPARING MARS ANALOGS – HI-SEAS VS MDRS June 2, 2015 I’m the only member of the current HI-SEAS crew that had spent time in another Mars analog (which is how people in this...

'Imiloa Goes mobile with "MANU 'Imiloa"

Jun 2, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Media, Public Invited to Meet and Greet sMars Crew “Returning to Earth”

May 28, 2015 - HI-SEAS

The end of HI-SEAS III mission is fast approaching! June 13th, 2015 will be the exit date for the crew. To celebrate the exit the crew will be guided safely to Earth’s surface...

Sophie Milam’s Blog: Some time away from home

May 28, 2015 - HI-SEAS

May 24, 2015 Some time away from home Martha and I got to spend the day outside, we did science, we sun-tanned, we took a few lovely walks around the neighborhood, and I got to...

Sophie Milam’s Blog: Boats, archery and dixie-land jazz

May 28, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Boats, archery and dixie-land jazz What do all of these things have in common? My grampa, James K. He was gentle and patient and always seem to be humming, or at least that’s...

Discovery Harkens to Early Solar System

May 27, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

Figure 1. Image of HD 115600 showing a bright debris ring viewed nearly edge-on and located just beyond a Pluto-like distance to the star. One or more unseen solar...

Cosmic Video: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System

May 26, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

Knowledge about our own Solar System has increased by leaps and bounds over the past few decades due to a combination of spacecraft missions and technical advancements at the W....

Sophie Milam’s Blog: Don’t Smash Your Face!

May 17, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Dont Smash Your Face! Many of you think that Blastoff McRocketBoots is our 7th crew member, but actually he is our 8th. Long before our swishy tailed companion we had another...

Sophie Miliam’s Blog: Real Science on Fake Mars

May 14, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Real Science on Fake Mars (RSoFM) Hello and welcome to the new RSoFM page, here you’ll be able to find out all about the STEM outreach projects that the HI-SEAS III Crew has...

Science Results - Discovery of an Extremely Young Stellar Clump in the Distant Universe

May 14, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

A group of researchers from the "Service d'Astrophysique-Laboratoire AIM" of CEA-IRFU led by Anita Zanella discovered the birth cry of a massive star-forming clump in the disk...

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OUR MISSION: The Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee (MKAOC) coordinates and organizes the collective outreach efforts of the astronomy community and acts as a forum for the astronomy community and related organizations to plan and coordinate outreach activities.


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