Live from Keck: Comet ISON Observing Run

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Live from Keck: Comet ISON Observing Run

Saturday October 26, 2013
04:30 am - 05:30 am

07:30 am - 08:30 am Pacific 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Eastern

Join us for a rare look into an observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.

In the Keck II remote observing room Dr. Carey Lisse, who is overseeing NASA's Comet ISON observation programs, will be joined by astronomers Neil Dello Russo, Anita Cochran, Ron Vervack and Hideyo Kawakita, hosted by our own Andrew Cooper for an enlightening look at science in the making. Expect livey discussion all about ISON and other famous comets, as well as a peek at the latest data being gathered from the mighty Keck II telescope. 

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Tonight observers from NASA and CIT will use LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage on 10/19/14 1.usa.gov/12swEQi pic.twitter.com/JRocfaMkoe
LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.