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Nobel Prize Winner Talks About TMT Challenges

Oct 16, 2020
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Nobel Prize-winning astronomer Andrea Ghez says she hopes to work through issues surrounding the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Ghez shared this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for her work identifying a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

She did the research using the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, a facility she began working with more than 25 years ago.

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Keck Observatory

UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez, who worked long years on the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, was among three scientists named winners of the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday.

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Scientists from NASA have confirmed the presence of water millions of miles from Earth. The observations were made using the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea.

Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramirez

A recent release of data and measurements of distant planets is marking a change for the astronomical community.

Christopher Martin / Cal Tech
Christopher Martin / Cal Tech

A new, state-of-the-art astronomy instrument is being installed atop Mauna Kea.

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Keck Observatory

Twenty five years ago- the Keck Observatory opened the dome above its telescope to look into the night sky. Since then- its twin domes on top of Mauna Kea have hosted generations of scientists and students.