International Year of Astronomy

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Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments Dr. Jessica Lu

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Jessica Lu,  NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Astronomy, University... Read more »

International Year of Astronomy

International Year of Astronomy

The year 2009 marked the International Year of Astronomy, or IYA 2009, celebrating astronomy around the world and commemorating 400 years of the telescope.  To showcase... Read more »


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Here is the source of the great 360 image we posted earlier this week. Check out the panorama!
While our AO lasers excite a layer of sodium ions 60 miles above Earth, some lasers can hit the moon:
The sky is ready for HIRESR and ESI. Our observers from UCB and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Go Subaru! A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars
Keck 1 HIRESR is scheduled with UCB observers. Keck 2 ESI/ESI-IFU is scheduled for KECK/UH observers. Sun set 06:57:00pm rise 05:54:00am