Building the Mighty Keck Observatory – Credit: JPL

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In 1985, construction began on what was to become, and still remain, the biggest optical/infrared telescopes on Earth. Since first science in 1993 for Keck I and 1996 for Keck II, the two telescopes are the most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth, publishing more papers per telescope than any of its peers. 

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Tonight observers from NASA and CIT will use LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage on 10/19/14 1.usa.gov/12swEQi pic.twitter.com/JRocfaMkoe
LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.