Keck Observatory get first light with new Caltech NIRES instrument


Hawaii News Digest, 07 January 2018, 0255 UTC, Post #16219. Source: https://www.hawaii247.com/2018/01/05/keck-observatory-achieves-first-light-with-new-caltech-instrument Please click link to read the full report. Comment: While the debate rages over whether to permit another large telescope (The TMT) on the summit of Mauna Kea, groundbreaking science continues to be done at other Mauna Kea observatories. Case in point:  Astronomers … Continue reading Keck Observatory get first light with new Caltech NIRES instrument

Weekend Forecast: a few scattered showers


Hawaii News Digest, 17 December 2017, 0415 UTC, Post #16142. Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37084106/forecast-still-a-chanceof-spotty-showers Please click link to read the full weather forecast. Comment: Although the chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms has lessened now that a low pressure system is moving away from the state, the possibility of a few "spotty" showers remains for Oahu and … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: a few scattered showers

Hawaii Governor David Ige appoints Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to lead group for creating a Mauna Kea Peace Monument


Hawaii News Digest, 28 October 2017, 2345 UTC, Post #15861. Source: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/ige-taps-kim-lead-working-group-mauna-kea-peace-monument Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer ("West Hawaii Today"). Accessed on 28 October 2017, 2345 UTC. Please click link to read the full article. Comment: Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has long desired an international peace monument or park on the summit of Mauna Kea, … Continue reading Hawaii Governor David Ige appoints Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim to lead group for creating a Mauna Kea Peace Monument

Land Board approves TMT permit


Hawaii News Digest, 29 September 2017, 0645 UTC, Post #15677. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/09/28/breaking-news/state-land-board-grants-construction-permit-for-thirty-meter-telescope/ Accessed on 29 September 2017, 0645 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has voted 5-2 to approve a conservation district use permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna … Continue reading Land Board approves TMT permit

A Brief Guide to Today’s Contested Case Hearing on TMT


Hawaii News Digest, 21 September 2017, 0200 UTC, Post #15627. Source: http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/brief-guide-todays-conested-case-heraring.html? Reporter:  Ku'uwehi Hiraishi (Hawaii Public Radio). Accessed on 21 September 2017, 0200 UTC. Please click link to read the full report. Comment: The final stages of the contested Thirty Meter Telescope hearing got underway Wednesday morning (20 September 2017) in Hilo.  Parties in … Continue reading A Brief Guide to Today’s Contested Case Hearing on TMT

Observatory signs new agreement with NASA


Hawaii News Digest, 09 September 2017, 1820 hrs, UTC. Post #15565. Source: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/observatory-signs-new-agreement-nasa Accessed on 09 September 2017, 1820 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: NASA says it will continue is productive relationship with the W.M. Keck Observatory atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.  The new five-year agreement takes effect … Continue reading Observatory signs new agreement with NASA

Mauna Kea astronomers confirm discovery of 2 Earth-sized planets


Hawaii News Digest, 10 August 2017, 15:35 hrs, UTC, Post #15415. Source: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/honolulu-star-advertiser/20170620/281509341182699 Accessed on 10 August 2017, 15:35 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: Our knowledge of the universe expanded a bit on Monday when astronomers at the Keck Observatory atop Mauna Kea confirmed the discovery of "10 new … Continue reading Mauna Kea astronomers confirm discovery of 2 Earth-sized planets