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Artist's conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz
Maui’s Pan-STARRS Telescope Finds “Strange Lonely Planet”
October 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

PSO J318.5-22 is located 80 light-years away from Earth, has a mass that is six times that of Jupiter, belongs to a collection of young stars called the Beta Pictoris moving group, and is “one of the lowest-mass free-floating objects known.”


ATST Solar Telescope Construction Rendering.  Courtesy: Ruth Kneale, Systems Librarian.
Haleakala Solar Telescope To Begin Construction
November 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui Business
 

UH today announced that it has received the decision from the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources allowing for the construction of the new solar telescope on Haleakala.


U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye is greeted by UHMC Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto.  Courtesy photo.
Maui Telescope Project Includes $20M Mitigation Grant
August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The program includes development of STEM coursework in the Hawaiian language, and will focus efforts on students in secondary schools.


C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), image courtesy UH Institute for Astronomy.
New Comet Found with Haleakala Pan-STARRS Telescope
June 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The comet is expected to be visible to the naked eye in early 2013, when it will be about as far away as Mercury.


ATST Solar Telescope Construction Rendering.  Courtesy: Ruth Kneale, Systems Librarian.
Land Board approves Haleakala Management Plan and ATST
December 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

The state BLNR approved a Conservation District Use Permit for the world’s largest solar telescope atop Haleakala on Maui. The $298 million Advanced Technology Solar