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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips host Stargazer every Monday to discuss the latest developments in astronomy.

Stargazer March 6 - 12, 2017: Mauna Kea Telescope Conducts Cosmic Census

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On this week’s Stargazer, in addition for a few items to look for in our dark island skies, we learn about a Cosmic Census conducted by one of the observatories atop Mauna Kea as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This image is a color composite of just one small portion of the COSMOS field, taken at the Subaru Telescope using the Hyper Suprime-Cam in the g, r and i bands. In just this one glimpse, thousands of galaxies are present, with researchers reporting that the light took billions of years to reach us.

Learn more about the effort here on the Subaru Telescope's website.  

    

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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