In light of the October 30 ruling on the Thirty Meter Telescope, a review of modern astronomy on Mauna Kea seems warranted. This post came out of the Astrobites Policy Committee, which focuses on science and the government.
What can the variable stars in the Magellanic Clouds tell us about how they evolve?
How can Gaia and 2MASS magnitudes help in sorting AGB stars?
What sorts of variable objects can be found in a trove of infrared data?
Hypervelocity stars are oddball stars that appear to be breaking free of the Milky Way. Can the second Gaia data release tell us more about them?