Live From Keck: Hunt for the Cosmic Dark Ages

Live From Keck: Hunt for the Cosmic Dark Ages

Saturday December 07, 2013
12:00 am - 01:00 am


Join us for a rare look into an observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth. 


Caltech's Dr. Richard Ellis and his team of astronomers will spend two nights on Keck I with the instrument MOSFIRE attempting to look back into the Cosmic Dark Ages and quantify the degree to which hydrogen is being burnt off by the ultraviolet light from young galaxies. 

Click HERE to watch. 

Early Morning, December 7
12am (midnight) Hawai
2am Pacific
5 am Eastern


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The sky is ready for OSIRIS-LGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from UCLA/UCB and UH are also ready. Sun set 07:07:00pm rise 05:48:00am
Keck 1 HIRESR is scheduled with NASA observers. Keck 2 NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 07:08:00pm rise 05:48:00am
We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS on Keck 2 for NASA observers. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:48:00am
UCB observers will work with HIRESR tonight. And NASA/UCSD observers will work with NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:47:00am
Congratulations Andrea Ghez @UCLA and #GalacticCenter team! Love, W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1DWqDI0