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

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 »

Cosmic Matters

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 »

Cosmic Video

Astronomy Talk: A Deep View on the Early Universe, Extreme Makeovers and Overweight Galaxies Dr. Mariska Kriek

As the building blocks of the Universe, galaxies are massive structures that can contain trillions of stars. Galaxies in today's Universe show a striking diversity among... 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 »

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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.

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