Category: Images/Videos

Gemini at Onizuka Day

Gemini at Onizuka Day Gemini Observatory and the local community celebrated the legacy of Big Island Astronaut Ellison Onizuka last Saturday, January 30th during the annual Onizuka Day event at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the NASA Challenger disaster that took the lives of the space shuttle […]

Stunning Photos from Maunakea

A Breathtaking Year-Round View of the Skies Michael J. West, Deputy Director for Science at Lowell Observatory and former Head of Operations at Gemini South, recently published A Sky Wonderful with Stars: 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea. This stunning book gives readers a glimpse of the sky through photo essays of Maunakea, revealing […]

A Blizzard on Maunakea!

Déjà vu: Blizzard on Maunakea Winter extremes are not unusual for the summit area of Maunakea — the highest point in the pacific basin, and host to many of the world’s premier astronomical observatories. However, it seems that lately a case of déjà vu has hit, as the summit has been largely inaccessible for most of […]

A Rare Day in Hilo!

Anyone who lives in Hilo knows that the town gets a “bum-rap” for its wet weather (ok, there are some exceptions!) While nice weather does abound on Hawaii’s eastern front, today’s sky is a rare sight indeed. Early this afternoon not a single cloud could be spotted in Hilo’s sky, as illustrated by this “fisheye” […]

A Research Jamboree!

Astronomical Research Presentations Here’s the challenge… In two minutes (or less) explain your (often very complex) research topic to a group of your peers. Sound difficult? Well maybe, but that didn’t stop the astronomers who live and work on the Big Island of Hawai‘i from presenting at the first Hilo Research Jamboree.  A wide-range of […]

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