• Astronomy Talk - Modern Astronomy on Maunakea: A 60-Year Story: 1960-2020

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    Name: Astronomy Talk - Modern Astronomy on Maunakea: A 60-Year Story: 1960-2020
    Date: September 2, 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM HST
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    Astronomy Talk - Astronomy on Maunakea originated in community efforts to revive the Hawai`i Island economy following the 1960 tsunami that devastated Hilo. It quickly acquired governmental support, especially from Governor John Burns. The University of Hawai`i took a leading role, commissioning the UH 2.2-meter Telescope in 1970. During the 1970s the endeavor became international with the arrival of CFHT and UKIRT. Submillimeter radio astronomy arrived in the 1980s (CSO and JCMT). The four 8-10 meter telescopes (Keck I & Keck II, Subaru, Gemini) were all commissioned during the 1990s followed by SMA, completing the current state of development. The talk will offer a personal perspective on this remarkable story and will conclude with some thoughts about the future.
     
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    5:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time
    Free and Open to the Public
    Keck Observatory Astronomy Talks are supported by the
    Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation 
    https://bit.ly/Keck-McLaren
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    Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    5:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time
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