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 »

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Hot Jupiter-esque Discovery Hints at Planet Formation

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astronomers discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun. The W. M.... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People

By Doug Simons and Hilton LewisThe international astronomical community has converged in Honolulu. The timing—in the midst of the controversy surrounding the construction of TMT on Maunakea—has... Read more »

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New Record: Keck Observatory Measures Most Distant Galaxy

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astrophysicists using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has successfully measured the farthest galaxy ever recorded and more interestingly, captured its hydrogen... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Major Prize

UCLA professor and longtime W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer, Andrea Ghez will be awarded the 2015 Bakerian Medal, the Royal Society’s premiere prize lecture in the physical sciences, the... Read more »

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Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was... Read more »

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Keck Observatory Names Chief Scientist

KAMUELA, Hawaii – W. M. Keck Observatory is very pleased to announce Anne Kinney has been appointed Chief Scientist, effective August 3, 2015."We are delighted to welcome Anne as the Chief... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Tonight observers from NASA and NASA/UCB/KECK will use HIRESR and NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS/SSC+NIRSPEC. Sun set 06:47:00pm rise 05:57:00am
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