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Super-Earths are bigger, more common and more habitable than Earth itself
September 21st, 2022
The Conversation
Language: English

The best chances for finding signs of life in exoplanet atmospheres will come with the next generation of giant, ground-based telescopes: the 39-meter Extremely Large Telescope, the Thirty Meter...

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A New Stewardship Paradigm for Maunakea
August 26th, 2022
AAS News
Language: English

In this guest blog post, John O'Meara, Chief Scientist of W.M. Keck Observatory and member of the AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy, explains recently passed legislation in Hawaiʻi...

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Astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh appointed director of UC Observatories
August 16th, 2022
UC Santa Cruz Newscenter
Language: English

TMT congratulates Professor Bruce Macintosh on his new appointment as Director of UC Observatories and welcomes him as new TMT Science Advisory Committee member. Macintosh's scientific...

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Astronomer Overcomes Hurdles to Inspire Others to Reach for the Stars
August 12th, 2022
Noelo: University of Hawai'i System Research Magazine
Language: English

Our colleague Yuko Kakazu is featured in an exclusive Noelo Magazine article that highlights her inspiration for Science and Astronomy.

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TMT Quashes Permit, Plans to File for a New One
June 6th, 2022
Kaua'i now
Language: English

The Thirty Meter Telescope filed a notice of cessation for its pollutant discharge permit, which authorized discharges of storm water associated with telescope construction. Dr. Robert P. Kirshner,...

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Sacred Hawaiian volcano is at center of centuries-old battle over Native lands
June 6th, 2022
abc News
Language: English

Culture and science are joining forces to preserve Maunakea.

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5 telescopes we will use to view space in the coming years
June 1st, 2022
MoviesOnline
Language: English

Thirty meters telescope: Its purpose is to take a look at some of the oldest sources of light in space and to study early physics Universe, making it easier for astrophysicists to understand dark...

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The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Dozen Light-Years of Earth Using Astrometry
May 25th, 2022
UNIVERSE TODAY Space and astronomy news
Language: English

“In addition, CHES can conduct joint measurements with high-precision radial-velocity instruments such as the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). [It can also] verify...

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Shelley Wright to Receive SETI Institute’s 2022 Drake Award
April 1st, 2022
SpaceRef
Language: English

“It’s such a pleasure to be able to recognize Dr Wright’s impressive research accomplishments with the Drake Award,” said Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz, Chair of the SETI Institute’s Science Advisory...

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Shelley Wright named 2022 SETI Institute Drake Award Recipient
March 30th, 2022
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Language: English

Shelley Wright is Associate Professor at the Physics Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences, UC San Diego. She is currently Project Scientist of IRIS and has been engaged in developing TMT...

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