Edit ModuleShow Tags

Keck Observatory 20th Anniversary



Published:


Photo: Ethan tweedie, courtesy of the w.m. keck observatory

The W. M. Keck Observatory celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. At eight stories tall, with primary mirrors 10 meters in diameter, the twin Keck telescopes, at the summit of Mauna Kea, are the world’s largest—and most productive—operating optical and infrared telescopes. Among the most notable discoveries made so far using Keck-obtained data: the existence of a super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, and the reclassification of Pluto as, not a planet, but a dwarf planet. March 13 kicks off a week of celebration, including an observatory open house and a live-streamed science meeting featuring visiting astronomers. Visit keckobservatory.org for details.

Photos! See more of the Keck Observatory and its space discoveries. HonoluluMagazine.com/Keck

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine May 2019
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

9 Greatest Honolulu Homes

Great Homes

Stunning, historic, extraordinary.

 

Can the Mainland Do Poke Right? Do We Want Them To?​

Poke

Martha Cheng, author of The Poke Cookbook and former line, talks about how a New York City publisher decided Hawai‘i’s favorite pūpū was for everybody.

 

50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Books

The most iconic, trenchant and irresistible island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i

Fruit

Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community.

 

 

A Local’s Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Five Hawai‘i brands have created reef-safe sunscreens that are safe for your ʻohana and the ocean. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags