Cosmic Dawn: Pursuit of the First Galaxies – Dr. Richard Ellis

(January 16, 2008) Dr. Richard Ellis discusses how using a pioneering technique called “gravitational lensing” allows an international team of astronomers to measure traces of the very first galaxies formed after the Big Bang. Richard, the Steele Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, and his colleagues have made remarkable progress uncovering the evolution of the early Universe – the light they measure began its journey to the Keck telescopes more than 13 billion years ago.

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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