Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

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Press Room

8th Annual Wayfinding & Navigation Festival

Oct 1, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Searching for Orphan Stars Amid Starbirth Fireworks

Sep 25, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

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Science Results - "Fossils" of Galaxies Reveal the Formation and Evolution of Massive Galaxies

Sep 24, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

An international team observed massive dead galaxies in the universe 4 billion years after the Big Bang with the Subaru Telescope and discovered that their stellar content is...

Sheyna Gifford’s Blog featured in the Huffington Post

Sep 15, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Mission Day 14: Mad Respect, AKA Don’t Kill Bob This post should really be titled, “MAD, MAD, MAD” respect. Respect for what, you may ask? For lifelong...

Tristan Bassingthwaighte’s Blog: EVA 3, THE DAY OF HOLES

Sep 15, 2015 - HI-SEAS

September 15, 2015 EVA 3, THE DAY OF HOLES So somehow I ended up going on yet another EVA today, even though I feel like I was outside really not that long ago. Again with the...

Andrzej Stewart’s Blog: MD15: Into the (Personal) Unknown

Sep 15, 2015 - HI-SEAS

MD15: Into the (Personal) Unknown Greetings all, and welcome to Mission Day MD) 15! As of today, I’ve now gone past the time I spent in isolation in the Human Exploration...


Sep 15, 2015 - HI-SEAS

10 days left ON AUGUST 17, 2015 BY CYPRIEN VERSEUX In ten days, the doors will close. From then on, and for a whole year, I will never feel the wind in my hair or the sun on my...

Watching an Exoplanet in Motion Around a Distant Star

Sep 14, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

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ART-CHITECTURE FROM MARS: Hawaiian Culture and the Dome

Sep 12, 2015 - HI-SEAS

September 11, 2015 HAWAIIAN CULTURE AND THE DOME Part of the start of our mission that I haven’t gone over yet was the geological and cultural training day. Both of these were...

Gemini Installs Record-Breaking Rooftop PV Solar Panel System

Sep 10, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

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Prodigious ‘Brightest Cluster Galaxy’ Discovered Churning Trillions of Stars

Sep 10, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers has discovered a distant massive galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars. The discovery, made with the...

Lunar Programs at ‘Imiloa International Observe the Moon Night

Sep 8, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Enrollment Open for Fall Intersession 2015

Sep 8, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

HI-SEAS Featured in IFLScience!

Sep 7, 2015 - HI-SEAS

  Scientists Isolate Themselves In A Dome For A Year To Simulate Mars Mission September 2, 2015 | by Amy Lynn On the rugged northern slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa...

Crewmember Sheyna Gifford featured in The Jewish Chronicle Online

Sep 7, 2015 - HI-SEAS

‘I will be the only Jew on Mars’ By David Lazarus, September 2, 2015 It’s not just a case of my-daughter-the-doctor. American Dr Sheyna Gifford is also the only Jewish...

Crew member Christiane Heinicke’s Blog: “Heute Hawaii, morgen Mars”

Sep 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Heute Hawaii, morgen Mars 21. August 2015 von Christiane Heinicke in Allgemein, Letzte Tage auf der Erde   Was würden Sie machen, wenn Ihr Abflug zum Mars unmittelbar...

Crew member Christiane Heinicke featured in Mittledeutsch Zeitung

Sep 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Bitterfelderin nimmt an Mars-Mission auf Hawaii teil 17.08.2015 Christiane Heinicke hat ihr Ticket zum Mars schon gebucht. Allerdings wird die 29-jährige Bitterfelderin nicht...

Crew member Christiane Heinicke featured in

Sep 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

28. August 2015, 12:15 Uhr “Wir werden wie Versuchskaninchen überwacht” Ein bemannter Flug zum Mars ist bislang unmöglich. Frühestens Mitte der 2030er Jahre könnten...

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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.


MKAOC Members hold regular public programs each month as well as special outreach events throughout the year.

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Submillimeter Array Thirty Meter Telescope University of Hawai'i Hilo (Hoku Kea)
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