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

Fossil Star Clusters Reveal Their Age

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using a new age-dating method and the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, an international team of astronomers have determined that ancient star clusters formed in two... Read more »

News

Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

Pluto from Hawaii

Maunakea, Hawaii –The past two weeks have been 14 monumental days for beings on Earth interested in Pluto and its five moons.While many people think it’s pretty cool to see images of features... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

Kamuela, Hawaii - Today, W. M. Keck Observatory launched a new smartphone app to stoke the curiosity and wonder of astronomy. KeckWatch was built by First Light Design - the makers of category... Read more »

News

Gigantic, Early Black Hole Could Upend Evolutionary Theory

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astrophysicists led by Benny Trakhtenbrot, a researcher at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Astronomy, discovered a gigantic black hole in an otherwise... Read more »

News

Scientists Discover Brightest Early Galaxy and Likely First Generation Stars

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers using several of the largest telescopes on Earth and space have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and have strong evidence that examples... Read more »

Cosmic Video

Cosmic Video: What Wonderful Worlds – Exploring our Solar System Dr. Imke de Pater

Knowledge about our own Solar System has increased by leaps and bounds over the past few decades due to a combination of spacecraft missions and technical advancements... Read more »

News

Astronomers Baffled by Discovery of Rare Quasar Quartet

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of astronomers led by Joseph Hennawi of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered the first quadruple quasar:... Read more »

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Twitter Feed

Tonight observers from UCB/NASA/UCB and CIT-Y will use OSIRIS-NGS/OSIRIS-LGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
SCIENCE NEWS!: Fossil Star Clusters Revela Their Age W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1ftjdG4
Very stable atmosphere tonight. Observers @meg_bedell @intiwatay are enjoying a seeing of 0.35 arcsec, much better than typical conditions
Tonight the observers are Megan Bedell @meg_bedell (Chicago) and Jorge Melendez @intiwatay (Sao Paulo). They are observing twins of our Sun
Tonight the observers are Megan Bedell @meg_bedell (U.Chicago)

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