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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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