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[VIDEO] UH role critical in monitoring space debris and asteroids

Mauna Kea telescopes

The University of Hawaiʻi Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site on Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatories on the island of Hawaiʻi are world renowned. “The University of Hawaiʻi is extremely fortunate to be the steward of two of the best astronomical sites in the whole world because of the shape of our mountains and our islands,” said Mike Maberry, the ... Read More »

Mars food mission researchers return to Earth

simulated space walk

Six researchers who spent more than 100 days inside a remote habitat to simulate a long-duration space journey have finally returned to Earth. About 700 applicants vied for six spots in the HI-SEAS mission, which began in April and concluded on August 13. These Earth-based researchers have been living and working like astronauts, including suiting up in space gear whenever ... Read More »

Research excellence award winners chase exoplanets

Planets under a red sun

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 University Research Council student awards for research excellence. Both winners are doctoral students at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and each has beon awarded a $1,000 prize from the University Research Council and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH). Both student researchers ... Read More »

NSF awards bring new dark matter, meteorology research and opportunities

Jennifer Small

Three UH Mānoa professors have won National Science Foundation (NSF) awards to support fundamental research that also brings opportunities for hands-on discovery to undergraduates and Hawai‘i high school students. The prestigious NSF CAREER grants were awarded to Jason Kumar in Physics, Jennifer Small in Meteorology and Yi Zuo in Mechanical Engineering. These UH Mānoa assistant professors are considered early-career faculty ... Read More »

Black holes were abundant among earliest stars

By comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky, an international team of astronomers, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomer Guenther Hasinger, has discovered evidence of a significant number of black holes that accompanied the first stars in the universe. Hasinger discussed the findings this week at the 222nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society ... Read More »

Space is the next frontier for UH

Luke Flynn, Director, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory at SOEST.

Thanks to the University of Hawaiʻi, the state of Hawaiʻi is on the verge of becoming a major player in the space industry. UH is leading the way in a historic effort, the first ever space launch from the 50th state. “This means a lot for the university and it means a lot for the state because what we are ... Read More »

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