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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