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Hawaii ideal for astronomy


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2013

~~<p>Mauna Kea is a natural treasure for what is barely there &mdash; clouds, dust, light pollution &mdash; and a national treasure for what is there, in abundance: astronomical discovery. For the last 20 years, a major driver of that scientific legacy, the W.M. Keck Observatory, has delivered on its technological promise, many times over.</p>
<p>The anniversary has provided an exciting focal point for scientists gathered this week at a conference on Hawaii island. These 20 years have been packed with discoveries, but not so much time has passed that anyone forgets what it took to bring Keck here in the first place.</p>
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Mauna Kea is a natural treasure for what is barely there — clouds, dust, light pollution — and a national treasure for what is there, in abundance: astronomical discovery. For the last 20 years, a major driver of that scientific legacy, the W.M. Keck Observatory, has delivered on its technological promise, many times over.

The anniversary has provided an exciting focal point for scientists gathered this week at a conference on Hawaii island. These 20 years have been packed with discoveries, but not so much time has passed that anyone forgets what it took to bring Keck here in the first place. Login for more...



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