Cosmic Matters

Keck’s Cosmic Web Image Awarded Top Ten Breakthrough for 2014

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – UC Santa Cruz astronomers who used the W. M. Keck Observatory to capture the first image of a filament of the "cosmic web" have been recognized by the editors of Physics World... Read more »

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Scientists Accurately Quantify Dust Around Planets in Search for Life

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — A new study from the Keck Interferometer, a former NASA project that combined the power of the twin W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, has brought... Read more »

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‘Eye of Sauron’ Provides New Way of Measuring Distances to Galaxies

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — A team of scientists, led by Dr. Sebastian Hoenig from the University of Southampton, has accurately measured the distance to the nearby NGC4151 galaxy, using the W. M.... Read more »

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Evicted? Possible Black Hole Found 2,600 Light Years from Home

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — An international team of researchers analyzing decades of observations from many facilities — including the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on... Read more »

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Astronomers Thrilled by Extreme Storms on Uranus

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details... Read more »

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Mysterious G2 Cloud Near Black Hole Identified

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The mystery about a thin, bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way headed toward our galaxy’s enormous black hole has been solved by UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck... Read more »

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Walk Our Solar System

By Logan KuglerWAIMEA, HI — How would you like to take a stroll to Venus? Has your family always wanted to visit Saturn? You’ll get your chance on Saturday, November 8th at the 4th Waimea Solar... Read more »

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Scientists Build First Map of Hidden Universe

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has created the first three-dimensional map of the ‘adolescent’ Universe, just 3 billion years... Read more »

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Hilton Lewis Appointed Director of W. M. Keck Observatory

KAMUELA, Hawaii – The board of the W. M. Keck Observatory is pleased to announce that Hilton Lewis has been appointed Director of Keck Observatory, effective immediately. He has served as the... Read more »

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Earth and The Milky Way Just Got a Few Trillion New Neighbors

By Logan Kugler Do you know where you live? You probably know your street address and the name of your town, state, and country. But what about your cosmic address — your location among the stars?... Read more »

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Keck Observatory Gives Astronomers First Glimpse of Monster Galaxy Formation

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII — After years of searching, Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the nuclei of the Universe’s monster galaxies. After... Read more »

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Keck Observatory Helps Offer Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII — An international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the universe was only half its current age using the... Read more »

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Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCSC and CIT. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:41:00am
The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCSC and NASA are also ready. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:41:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCSC observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:40:00am
Planets, planets, everywhere: UH Astronomer, Keck Observatory Confirm First Kepler K2 Exoplanet Discovery bit.ly/1sE1Pil
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for CIT observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCSC observers. Sun set 05:57:00pm rise 06:40:00am

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