September 14, 2020

JCMT finds hints of life on Venus

JCMT finds hints of life on Venus Press Release The Science Explained FAQs An international team of researchers using the JCMT in Hawaii have discovered the […]
September 14, 2020

The Science Explained

JCMT finds hints of life on Venus Press Release The Science Explained FAQs Phosphine is an example of a “biomarker”: a molecule that may indicate the […]
September 14, 2020


JCMT finds hints of life on Venus Press Release The Science Explained FAQs What has been discovered? A molecule called phosphine has been detected in the […]
May 12, 2020

Maunakea Observatories Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Maunakea Observatories prepares for phased reopening    The Maunakea Observatories are resuming operations, after nearly two months of suspended nightly science observations. This action follows Governor Ige’s 7th Supplementary Emergency […]
September 27, 2019

Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument

The discovery of planets orbiting other stars has changed the view of our place in the Universe. Space missions like NASA’s Kepler/K2 Space Telescope and the […]
September 26, 2019

In Memory of Barry Taniguchi: A Community Leader and Friend of Science, Education and Hawaii’s Keiki

The Maunakea Observatories wish to convey their heartfelt sorrow for the loss of a treasured member of our Hawai‘i Island community with the recent passing of […]
August 15, 2019

Total Annihilation for Supermassive Stars

Gemini Observatory captures critical data on an exotic stellar explosion that’s challenging astronomers to rethink how the most massive stars end their lives. A renegade exploding […]
August 12, 2019

Earth is Safe! Critical Maunakea Observations of Asteroid’s Near Earth Passage

The Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) on Maunakea is protecting the Earth by monitoring asteroids that enter Earth’s neighbourhood. On their first night back after resuming […]
August 9, 2019

Existing Maunakea Telescopes Announce Return to Work

HILO, HI- After a four-week suspension of work at the summit of Maunakea, the existing telescopes will attempt a return to operations. “The Maunakea Observatories represent an invaluable sector […]
August 8, 2019

Astronomers to Deploy Breakthrough Technology at UH Telescope

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million grant to a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) scientist to install a high-tech […]
August 1, 2019

Subaru Telescope Probes the Outer Reaches of our Milky Way Galaxy

A team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea have charted the outermost edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. The team selected two very specific […]