Naming asteroids is serious business.
A unique solar magnetic eruption observed during the 2020 total solar eclipse from Argentina
From working to determine if other planets can support life to monitoring the skies for hazardous asteroids and comets, the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) remains at the forefront of cutting edge space science.
Every night, the University of Hawaiʻi Pan-STARRS telescopes on Hakeakalā scan the sky for Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), asteroids or comets that may come close to or even hit Earth in the future.
On May 26, Hawaiʻi enjoyed prime viewing of a total lunar eclipse—when the Earth comes between the Sun and the full Moon.
Current and former astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) have wrapped up a massive collaborative study that set out to determine if most solar systems in the universe are similar to our own.