Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee

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Press Room

HI-SEAS Mission III Habitat Tour 2015

Mar 26, 2015 - HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS III Crew give us an excellent tour of the habitat and life inside the dome

New Planetarium Show SUNSTRUCK starts April 1

Mar 25, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Stargazing Live with the VIS

Mar 25, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Don’t Blink: A Light Show in a Dynamic Stellar Nursery

Mar 25, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

The region of Re50 and Re50N observed in 2006 with SuprimeCam at the Subaru telescope, and in 2014 with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) at the Gemini South...

Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Mar 19, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, recently used the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe and measure a...

25 Years of Science with the Hubble Space Telescope March 20, 2015

Mar 17, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

Orion’s Fingers: New Clarity on an Explosive Outflow

Mar 12, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

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Cream Tea and Chat Sunday March 15

Mar 7, 2015 - Imiloa Astronomy Center

TMT Science Forum 2015: "Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT"

Mar 6, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT announces the 2015 Science Forum titled “Maximizing Transformative Science with TMT.” The forum will be held June 23-25, 2015 at the American Association for...

​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

Mar 5, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

MAUNA KEA, HI – A primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who measured signatures of water in the planet’s...

​Thermonuclear Supernova Ejects Galaxy’s Fastest Star

Mar 5, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

MAUNA KEA, HI – Scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory and Pan-STARRS1 telescopes on Hawaii have discovered a star that breaks the galactic speed record, traveling...

Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens

Mar 5, 2015 - W.M. Keck Observatory

MAUNA KEA, HI – Astronomers have for the first time spotted four images of a distant exploding star, arranged in a cross-shape pattern by a powerful gravitational lens. In...

Science Results - Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet's Plasma Tail

Mar 4, 2015 - Subaru Telescope

Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity over a period of 20 minutes in that comet's plasma...

Jocelyn Dunn’s Blog: The Occasional Insect

Mar 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

The Occasional Insect 28 Feb 15 In my last post, I mentioned that here in the isolation of our home sweet dome, we only have live interactions with each other and an occasional...

HI-SEAS featured on Universtiy of Waterloo engineering website

Mar 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Engineering experience takes flight on NASA simulated mission Febuary 2015,   By Carol Truemner Mars on Mars – where Mars is a Dome in Hawaii – is not only the title of...

HI-SEAS featured on SPACE.COM

Mar 3, 2015 - HI-SEAS

Mars on Earth: Mock Space Mission Examines Trials of Daily Life   Put six people into an isolated environment for months at a time, and lots of things can happen:...


Mar 3, 2015 - Gemini Observatory

Resources En Español GMOS image of Kim 2, in g band. The image is 4 arcminutes across. read more

TMT Scientists Discuss Serious Science and Classroom Fun During Journey Through the Universe 2015

Feb 28, 2015 - Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT will participate again at this year's Journey Through The Universe's Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom....

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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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