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The Dark Matter Conspiracy

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Michele Cappellari from the University of Oxford, has used data gathered by the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to analyze the... Read more »

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Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors

Maunakea, Hawaii – A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years... Read more »

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Director Lewis Shares Vision for Keck Observatory

WAIMEA, HI – As those of you lucky enough to have joined us last Thursday underneath the Hawaiian stars and by the surf of Kauna’oa know, we wrapped up our 10 th season of the Evenings with... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Voyage of Discovery – New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory
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Evenings with Astronomers: Voyage of Discovery – New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory Hilton Lewis

As a 28- year veteran Keck Observatory employee and now at the helm as observatory Director; I will trace the evolution of the Keck Observatory telescopes and how they... Read more »

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Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, recently used the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe and measure a rare class of “active... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss America’s space program and the challenges the agency faces for the missions of tomorrow. Using a stepping stone... Read more »

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​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

MAUNA KEA, HI – A primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who measured signatures of water in the planet’s atmosphere using the most... Read more »

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​Thermonuclear Supernova Ejects Galaxy’s Fastest Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – Scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory and Pan-STARRS1 telescopes on Hawaii have discovered a star that breaks the galactic speed record, traveling with a velocity of about... Read more »

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Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens

MAUNA KEA, HI – Astronomers have for the first time spotted four images of a distant exploding star, arranged in a cross-shape pattern by a powerful gravitational lens. In addition to being a... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: Extreme Stars at the Center of the Galaxy Dr. Mark Morris

The Stellar Zoo at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy would be quite unfamiliar to a terrestrial visitor. Not only do the types of stars differ in many ways from what we... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: The Art and Science of the Weather on the Island of Hawaii Dr. Steven Businger

University of Hawaii Meterorology Professor, Steven Businger will offer a layman's look at the amazing variety of weather experienced by the Island of Hawaii and will... Read more »

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Three Almost Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – A team of scientists recently discovered a system of three planets, each just larger than Earth, orbiting a nearby star called EPIC 201367065. The three planets are 1.5-2 times the... Read more »

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HIRESR and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:41:00am
Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and NIRSPEC on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:42:00am
Watch tonight! We don't know what they are going to say, but think this is an issue we should all weight in on. bit.ly/1PcefIJ
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and NIRSPEC. Our observers from UCLA and CIT are also ready. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:42:00am
Keck 1 MOSFIRE is scheduled with UCLA observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for KECK observers. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:43:00am

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