Keck Next Campaigns: CWI and NGAO

Cosmic Web Imager

Cosmic Web Imager (CWI)

This unique optical integral-field spectrograph will be used on Keck II to probe new fields of observations including how galaxies and the intergalactic medium co-evolved over the history of the Universe. Read more »

Keck Next: Next Generation Adaptive Optics

Next Generation Adaptive Optics (NGAO)

NGAO's significant improvements will allow opportunities for discovery including: charting the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time in an unprecedented fashion; profound gains in our understanding of the galactic center; and the ability to directly image of exoplanets previously not possible. Read more »

News

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 »

Cosmic Matters

Cosmic Matters: Stormy Weather on Uranus

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – Weather on any planet can be quite unpredictable. As hurricanes threaten the Aloha State, astronomers working at W. M. Keck Observatory on the island of Hawaii were surprised by... Read more »

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Observations Reveal Massive Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Mauna Kea, Hawaii — Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period, leading astronomers to speculate that these presumed rare "outbursts," which can send... Read more »

Cosmic Video

Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole Keck Observatory hosts the UCLA Galactic Center Group

Enjoy this rebroadcast of a rare observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.On the... Read more »

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Merging Galaxies Illuminate the Cosmic Food Chain

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – Scientists studying a ‘twin’ of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately model how it is swallowing another, smaller... Read more »

Cosmic Video

Astronomy Talk: First Light in the Universe, The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages Dr. Michael Bolte

This Cosmic Video was produced from the June 19, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:In the first several hundred million... Read more »

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Ancient Worlds from Another Galaxy Discovered Next Door

MAUNA KEA, HI -- An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near... Read more »

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Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am
On tap for Keck 1 tonight: observations of stars exploding, falling into black holes, and undergoing other violent fates!
This is the life: Keck telescope, spectrograph that\'s a marvel of engineering, and 0.5\" seeing (Evan Kirby on behalf of @keckobservatory)
On Keck 1, we have CIT observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am

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