Oldest Galaxy Protocluster Discovered

Using multiple Maunakea Observatories, an international team of astronomers has discovered the earliest protocluster ever found.
September 29, 2019

UH IfA Aids in Discovery of Star Being Destroyed by Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the immediate aftermath of a star being violently ripped apart by a supermassive black hole.
September 26, 2019

Keck Observatory Talks Hubble Telescope

The presentation, free and open to the public, will be held at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy Gates Performing Arts Center.
September 17, 2019

Astronomers See Brightest Light in 24 Years

The enormous black hole at the center of the galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and researchers don’t yet understand why.
September 12, 2019

ʻImiloa Exhibit Invites Thoughts & Opinions Regarding Maunakea

A new reflecting wall exhibit at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center—Maunakea Reflections—invites visitors to post their thoughts and opinions about Maunakea,
September 12, 2019

UH STUDY: Are Black Holes Made of Dark Energy?

Astronomers typically assume that large stars form black holes when they die, but this is not the only possible outcome.
September 10, 2019

Keck Observatory to Host Astronomy Talk

W.M. Keck Observatory is hosting an astronomy talk on one of the field's most prevalent problems.
September 09, 2019

Keck Scientist to Present ‘In Search of the Ultimate Ruler’

W.M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist John O’Meara will present In Search of the Ultimate Ruler: The Grand Challenge of Distances in Astronomy on Sept. 13.
September 07, 2019

VIDEO: Maunakea Telescope Wins ‘Oscars of Science’ for World’s First Black Hole Image

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration awarded 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for innovative work done in capturing an image of Pōwehi.
September 06, 2019

Maunakea Observatory Helps Spot Exoplanet With Bizarre Orbit

Three times the mass of Jupiter, a first-of-its-kind planet swings around its star on bizarre, slingshot path.
August 27, 2019