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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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Let’s Brave The Possibilities On Mauna Kea
February 15th, 2022
Honolulu Civil Beat
Language: English

Reach out to each other with humility and aloha to create the future we want for our descendants. By Rich Matsuda

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Editorial: Keep astronomy on Mauna Kea summit
February 2nd, 2022
Honolulu Star Advertiser

Once upon a time, more than 50 years ago, it seemed the perfect brainstorm intersect of science, economy, geography and culture: creating an astronomy complex atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii island. And...

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Precise Insights into the Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way’s Heart
December 14th, 2021
NOIRLab
Language: English

Astronomers use Gemini Observatory and an international telescope collaboration to shed light on Sagittarius A*. ... Measuring the minute variations in the orbits of distant stars around our...

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TMT wants community healing
November 8th, 2021
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - Now that the Thirty Meter Telescope has won a key endorsement for an influx of federal dollars, a top official with the controversial next-generation observatory said it...

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Thirty Meter Telescope gets juice from federal report recommending additional funds
November 5th, 2021
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - The Thirty Meter Telescope scored a significant victory Thursday when a federal report ranked the proposed cutting-edge observatory and its U.S.-led cousin, the Giant...

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National Panel Recommends Federal Funding For The Thirty Meter Telescope
November 4th, 2021
Honolulu Civil Beat
Language: English

Updated: But the researchers said that funding should be contingent on better engagement with Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and other conditions. A new report that charts priorities for the field...

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Hunt for Alien Life Tops Next-Gen Wish List for U.S. Astronomy
November 4th, 2021
Scientific American
Language: English

About 20 years from now, astronomers will be in the midst of a revolutionary era of discovery, using new telescopes on the ground and in space to study the cradle-to-grave evolution of galaxies,...

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New federal report prioritizes Thirty Meter Telescope for share of $1.6B in funding
November 4th, 2021
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - In a major boost for the Thirty Meter Telescope, a federal astronomy report has ranked the cutting-edge telescope and its U.S.-led cousin, the Giant Magellan Telescope,...

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US astronomy's 10-year plan is super-ambitious
November 4th, 2021
Nature
Language: English

Its ‘decadal survey’ pitches big new space observatories, funding for large telescopes and a reckoning over social issues plaguing the field.

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