Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

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Press Room

Request for Proposal ("RFP") for DM Design and Prototyping - Submission Date: June 1, 2015

Apr 24, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

The TMT Project (“TMT”) is requesting proposals for the design and prototyping of the TMT deformable mirror ("DM"). Proposals must be submitted in...

HI-SEAS III Featured in ‘Golf Digest’

Apr 24, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Crew member Jocelyn Dunn is featured in Golf Digest

Zak Wilson’s Blog: Print My Martian Designs

Apr 21, 2015 - HI-SEAS

PRINT MY MARTIAN DESIGNS April 16, 2015 I’ve begun to upload a few of the objects I’ve designed to thingiverse so that others can download and print them. I’ve stared with the...

Science Results - Astronomers Find New Details about Star Formation in Ancient Galaxy Protoclusters

Apr 20, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

A team of astronomers tracked velocity structures and gaseous metallicities in galaxies in two protoclusters located in the direction of the constellation Serpens and concluded...

Hawai‘i Moon RIDERS Project

Apr 15, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Gordon Pi'ianai'a Talks about Hokule'a's First 20 Years.

Apr 15, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Jocelyn Dunn’s Blog: Green Spacesuit

Apr 14, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Green Spacesuit APRIL 14, 2015 I’m happy to report that golf fans here on simulated Mars are increasing in number! With the recent adventure of hitting golf balls in our...

HI-SEAS Featured in New Yorker Magazine

Apr 13, 2015 - HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS is featured in the New Yorker Magazine

Sophie Milam’s Blog: T-9 Weeks

Apr 13, 2015 - HI-SEAS

T-9 WEEKS APRIL 12, 2015 Hello dearest readers, I’ve come to regale you with tales of our adventures this week. Check it out!

TMT Background - Get the Facts

Apr 13, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT has launched an informational microsite. The website provides additional background on the project, gives answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provides a...

Director Lewis Shares Vision for Keck Observatory

Apr 10, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

WAIMEA, HI – As those of you lucky enough to have joined us last Thursday underneath the Hawaiian stars and by the surf of Kauna’oa know, we wrapped up our 10 th...

Canada Funding for TMT Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Apr 8, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an...

Thirty Meter Telescope Update and Background

Apr 6, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

[Source -  University of Hawaii News ]: The construction phase beginning on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea on Hawaii Island has prompted protests and...

Canada Commits Share of Funds for Thirty Meter Telescope

Apr 5, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

Publication Name:  CBC News Publication Date: ...

Special thanks to Hexoskin

Apr 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Hexoskin has provided support and clothing for collecting biometric data for the HI-SEAS III mission features HI-SEAS III using HexoSkin

Apr 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Evenings with Astronomers: Voyage of Discovery – New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory

Apr 2, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

As a 28- year veteran Keck Observatory employee and now at the helm as observatory Director; I will trace the evolution of the Keck Observatory telescopes and how they have...

Star Pair’s Dusty Disk Shines Light on Planet Formation

Apr 2, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

Left: J-band polarized intensity (P⊥) images. Right: P⊥ scaled by r 2 , where r is the distance in pixels from the central binary, corrected for projection effects. Both...

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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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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 HI-SEAS
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