Category Archives: Optics & Space Technologies

Maui's PS1 Telescope Establishes Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery Record

From The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night. “This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the … Continue reading

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Pan-STARRS marches across the sky in search of asteroids

While fantasies of asteroids wreaking havoc on earth are usually reserved for the domain of Hollywood, Nick Kaiser has made asteroid detection the stuff of everyday business. An England native and educated at Cambridge, Kaiser made his way here eleven … Continue reading

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Shedding light on objects in space

Just two short years ago a series of serendipitous events led Wes Freiwald and three others to start Pacific Defense Solutions. They brought with them years of experience and expertise, and now this young company is helping define the curve … Continue reading

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