Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

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Press Room

Call for New Membership in the TMT International Science Development Teams

Dec 18, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

The second annual call for new members of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Science Development Teams (ISDTs) is now open. The ISDTs are organized around eight...

Next Maunakea Skies Topic, Exoplanets!

Dec 9, 2014 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Science Results - It's Filamentary: How Galaxies Evolve in the Cosmic Web

Dec 2, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

International team of astronomers proposes that filaments in the cosmic web played a critical role in the distant universe.

India Joins the Thirty Meter Telescope Project as a Full Member

Dec 2, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

Today in New Delhi, officials of the government of India signed documents establishing the country as a full partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. An...

Revisit the Skies Above Bethlehem

Nov 28, 2014 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Science Results - Subaru Telescope Detects Sudden Appearance of Galaxies in the Early Universe

Nov 18, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

A team of astronomers used Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope to look back more than 13 billion years and found seven early galaxies that appeared quite suddenly within 700...

Gemini Images Comet Hours Before Probe’s Landing

Nov 17, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

Figure 1. All of the images shown in Figure 2 were “stacked” in this image of Comet 67P. Background stars are expanded and fuzzy due to the use of a “median” filter when...

TMT Launches The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund - $1 Million Annually to Benefit Hawaii Island Students Pursuing STEM Disciplines

Nov 13, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has launched THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to better prepare Hawaii Island students to master STEM (Science, Technology,...

Pasadena Power - Business Manager Phil Lindquist Painting Featured in Exhibition

Nov 10, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

A painting by TMT International Observatory Business Manager Phil Lindquist was selected for the "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV" exhibition at the Pasadena...

November's Maunakea Skies Talk with TMT

Nov 7, 2014 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

First Surface Observations of Oort Cloud Objects

Nov 7, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

Figure 1. Images of P/2013 P2 (left) obtained using the Gemini North telescope on September 4, 2013 when it was 3.2 AU from the sun, and of P/2014 S3 obtained using the...

Quenching Star Formation in Cluster Galaxies

Nov 5, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

Left panel: the velocity vs. clustercentric radius phase space of galaxies in the nine GCLASS clusters. The velocities are in units relative to the individual cluster...

Science Results - Confirming a 3-D Structural View of a Quasar Outflow ~ Conclusions drawn from additional observations ~

Oct 28, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

A team of astronomers revisited a distant gravitationally-lensed quasar with the Subaru Telescope and concluded that the images indeed present a 3-D view of the structure around...

A Pair of Stellar Corpses Surrenders Secrets

Oct 21, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

The GMOS-North light curve (top panel) and Fourier transform (bottom panel) for the optical companion to PSR J1738+0333. A comparison star is shown in blue, offset by...

'Imiloa Announces New Deputy Director

Oct 16, 2014 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Decoding the Red Planet at Octobers Maunakea Skies Talk

Oct 14, 2014 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

On-Site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii; Watch Worldwide by Webcast

Oct 2, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the...

gAstronomy & Exoplanets: Food for Thought!

Oct 2, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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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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