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The Science Behind the Movie Interstellar with Nobel Prize Winner Kip Thorne
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The Science Behind the Movie Interstellar with Nobel Prize Winner Kip Thorne

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii - Hale Hoaloha Pavilion

Theoretical astrophysicist Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, Executive Producer of...

Keck Visiting Scholars Program
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Keck Visiting Scholars Program

The Keck Visiting Scholars Program aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists by providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and... Read more »

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions
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A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no... Read more »

Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery
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Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery

Maunakea, Hawaii - Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so... Read more »

Keck Observatory Open House 2017
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Keck Observatory Open House 2017

FAMILIES STEP INTO "PORTAL TO THE UNIVERSE" Community Invited to Experience the Cosmos at W. M. Keck Observatory Open House Waimea, Hawaii Island – This is a special event that happens once... Read more »

Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die
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Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die

Supernova Discovery Challenges Known Theories of the Death of StarsMaunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) has made a bizarre discovery; a star... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation
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W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation

W. M. Keck Observatory Congratulates Chief Scientist Anne Kinney on New Appointment with National Science Foundation Kinney to Head NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Waimea... Read more »

How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission
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How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission

Maunakea, Hawaii - When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, ending its 20 years of exploration, astronomers will observe the giant planet from Earth, giving... Read more »

NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory
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NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory

Maunakea, Hawaii - NASA has awarded a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the California Association for Research in Astronomy to continue the science program at the W. M. Keck Observatory.“The... Read more »

Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star
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Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– A new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that Tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star about 12 light years away from the Sun, has four Earth-sized planets orbiting... Read more »