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The National Research Council rankings of graduate programs has placed UH Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy in the top 12 of all US programs.  The department has an extensive laboratory and classroom building, Watanabe Hall.  It has about 37,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories, shops, classrooms with special demonstration facilities, and student study rooms.  The Institute for Astronomy building, located above the Mānoa campus, is a greatly expanded facility for research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Artists concept of CoRaLS mission

UH Mānoa Team to Lead NASA Mission Technology Study To Identifty Ice Deposits on the Moon

Five UH Mānoa scientists in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology have been awarded almost $3M in a 3-year project to develop technology for the NASA Cosmic Ray Lunar Sounder (CoRaLS) mission, initiated by a joint effort between UH Mānoa and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. The members of the team are principal investigator Prof. Peter Gorham, co-investigator Prof. Gary Varner, co-investigator graduate student Remy Prechelt, Prof. Paul Lucey, post-doctoral researcher Emily Costello and Instrument physicist Christian Miki. The UH team will work with colleagues from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the University of Chicago and Ohio State University on the project.

CoRaLS press release (pdf)

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