Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

Caltech Submillimeter ObservatoryCanada France Hawaii TelescopeGemini North TelescopeImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'iMauna Kea Coin ContestJoint Astronomy Centre (James Clerk Maxwell and United Kingdom Infrared Telescopes)Joint Astronomy Centre (James Clerk Maxwell and United Kingdom Infrared Telescopes)Mauna Kea VolunteersMauna Kea Observatories Support Services/Visitor Information StationNASA Infrared Telescope FacilityPacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)Subaru Telescope (NAOJ)Submillimeter ArrayThirty Meter TelescopeUniversity of Hawai'i Hilo (Hoku Kea)University of Hawaii 2.2 MeterUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo Astrophysics ClubUniversity of Hawaii Institute for AstronomyVery Long Baseline ArrayW. M. Keck Observatory

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A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

Aug 26, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

[Adapted from an announcement from NAOJ] -  A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Konan University and the University of...

Science Results - A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

Aug 21, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

A team of astronomers has used the used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope's High Dispersion Spectrograph to discover a low-mass star that provides observational evidence to support...

Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star

Aug 5, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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Extreme Volcanism: Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

Aug 1, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

Jul 27, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction...

gAstronomy & Exoplanets: Food for Thought!

Jul 22, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit

Jul 19, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

[PAES/Imiloa, Hilo, HI] The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy...

Large number of Dark Matter peaks found using Gravitational Lensing

Jul 17, 2014 - Canada France Hawaii Telescope

A number of studies have shown that Dark Matter is the principal mass component of the Universe making up about 80% of the mass budget. The most direct technique to reveal the...

Science Results - Umbrella Galaxy's Merger Models the Cosmic Food Chain

Jul 1, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

Scientists have used the Subaru Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory to study the Umbrella Galaxy (NGC 4651) and to accurately model how it is swallowing a smaller galaxy.

Science Results - Jupiter's Moons Remain Slightly Illuminated, Even in Eclipse

Jun 18, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

Astronomers have found that Jupiter's Galilean satellites remain slightly bright even when in the Jovian shadow and not directly illuminated by the Sun.

Gemini Reveals a Gravitational Wave Source in Hiding

Jun 16, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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Galaxy-wide Outflows, Powered by Supermassive Black Holes, Common Among Quasars

Jun 10, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

Figure 1. Artist’s impression of a galaxy with a large-scale outflow. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab. read more

TMT Exhibits a Next-Generation Telescope Mirror Assembly in Canada

Jun 9, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

[ CASCA - Quebec City, Canada] The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project will unveil a polished mirror assembly - a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope - at the...

Science Results - Revealing the Complex Outflow Structure of Binary UY Aurigae

May 20, 2014 - Subaru Telescope

An international team of astronomers has revealed a complicated outflow structure in the binary UY Aurigae.

Revealing the Complex Outflow Structure of Binary UY Aurigae

May 15, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

Figure 1. Artist's rendition of UY Aur's probable outflow system. Credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, All Rights Reserved. read more

Tackling the Orbit and Size of Beta Pictoris b

May 15, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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Odd planet, so far from its star...

May 12, 2014 - Gemini Observatory

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TMT in the Astronomical Landscape of the 2020s

May 6, 2014 - Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT and NOAO will host the second TMT Science Forum at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona on July 17-19, 2014. read more

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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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Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Canada France Hawaii Telescope Gemini North Telescope
Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i Joint Astronomy Centre (James Clerk Maxwell and United Kingdom Infrared Telescopes) Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services/Visitor Information Station
NASA Infrared Telescope Facility Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) Subaru Telescope (NAOJ)
Submillimeter Array Thirty Meter Telescope University of Hawai'i Hilo (Hoku Kea)
University of Hawaii 2.2 Meter University of Hawaii at Hilo Astrophysics Club University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Very Long Baseline Array W. M. Keck Observatory
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