Category: Hawaii

Sponsoring my research. Any volunteers?

Hello, I mentioned several months ago that I am a Principal Investigator at SETI Institute. Most of you have no idea what it means to be a "Principal Investigator" or a "soft-money" researcher. That will be the topic of this post. This ...

A fantastic night at Keck observatory – A follow-up

Hello, Yesterday I was observing at Keck Observatory as you could read in my previous post. I was not very positive when I wrote my post since the summit was in the fog and clouds. A few minutes after I finished ...

Binary asteroids and good Omens – the dilemma of observers

Hello, I am in Hawaii on the Big Island preparing our observations at Keck Observatory for tonight. If the weather gets clear, it is going to be an interesting night. My main program tonight is to search for companions of asteroids ...

A first class telescope for a first class astronomical site

Dear readers, After several years of site testings the consortium in charge of building the TMT (Thirty-Meter Telescope) announced that they have chosen the Mauna Kea as a site for this new facility. This is an important news for the community ...

Visit at Keck Observatory – almost the end

Hello, I am still at Keck Observatory, but I am packing my stuff since I am about to leave Big Island for San Francisco, California. It was a rewarding experience to be at Keck Observatory HQ and I am very grateful ...

Visit at the Big Island- Keck Observatory and Mauna Kea

Hello, The last 10 days have been pretty hectic since I am at the Big Island (Hawaii) with my family. I am invited by the Keck Observatory for 3 weeks to work on the Next Generation Adaptive Optics project.  The timing ...