Keck Week Video #8: Keck and the Outer Solar System
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Keck Week Video #8: Keck and the Outer Solar System Dr. Mike Brown

This video is given by one of the most well-known solar system astronomers in our community, Dr. Mike Brown from Caltech. This talk, featured at the Keck Week Science... Read more »

Keck Week Video #7: Keck Observatory Explores our Solar System
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Keck Week Video #7: Keck Observatory Explores our Solar System Dr. Mike Mumma

Dr. Mike Mumma from NASA gives a fascinating talk exploring the biggest questions in science including, "Why are we here?", and "Why is Earth wet and alive?". This... Read more »

Keck Week Video #6: Discovering New Worlds with Keck
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Keck Week Video #6: Discovering New Worlds with Keck Dr. Geoff Marcy

Discovering New Worlds with Keck, is given by UC Berkeley’s Geoff Marcy, one of the Observatory’s original Planet Hunters. In 2006, Dr. Marcy and his collaborators... Read more »

Keck Week Video #5: Meet the Cool Neighbors: Brown Dwarfs as Seen by Keck
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Keck Week Video #5: Meet the Cool Neighbors: Brown Dwarfs as Seen by Keck Dr. Michael Liu

Recorded at the Keck Week Science Meeting, this video features the University of Hawaii's Michael Liu delving into Brown Dwarfs, the sub-stellar objects that straddle... Read more »

Keck Week Video #4: MOSFIRE: Early Results and Prospects
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Keck Week Video #4: MOSFIRE: Early Results and Prospects Dr. Charles Steidel

With first light in April, 2012, MOSFIRE is the latest, extremely powerful instrument in the Keck Observatory arsenal, allowing scientists to gather data on chemical... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Science Synergies—NASA Space Missions and the W. M. Keck Observatory
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Astronomy Talk: Science Synergies—NASA Space Missions and the W. M. Keck Observatory Dr. Charles Beichman

The dynamic duo of NASA’s space missions and Keck Observatory has led to some of the most exciting astronomy results in recent history. Keck Observatory is a leader in... Read more »

Keck Week Video #3:  Massive and Crowded: Keck and the Center of Our Galaxy
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Keck Week Video #3:  Massive and Crowded: Keck and the Center of Our Galaxy Dr. Andrea Ghez

UCLA's Dr. Andrea Ghez talks about her award winning work on the black hole in the center of our galaxy and the importance of Keck Observatory's adaptive optic... Read more »

Keck Week Video #2: Keck’s Adaptive Optics Systems: Past, Present and Future
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Keck Week Video #2: Keck’s Adaptive Optics Systems: Past, Present and Future Dr. Claire Max, Dr. Bruce Macintosh, & Peter Wizinowich

Drs. Claire Max from UCSC, Bruce Macintosh from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and our very own Peter Wizinowich giving a great overview of the past, present and future... Read more »

Keck Observatory’s Adaptive Optics featured on NPR
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Keck Observatory’s Adaptive Optics featured on NPR

Jun. 24, 2013 by Joe Palca — For Sharpest Views, Scope The Sky With Quick-Change Mirrors"It used to be that if astronomers wanted to get rid of the blurring effects of the atmosphere, they had to... Read more »

Scientists Discover System with Three Planets in Habitable Zone
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Scientists Discover System with Three Planets in Habitable Zone

Kamuela, HI --  A team of scientists recently confirmed six, and possibly seven, planets orbiting a star system a mere 22 light-years from Earth. More importantly, three of those planets are... Read more »