Evenings with Astronomers: Finding Astronomical Fossils with Keck – Dr. Duncan Forbes

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Ancient star clusters are the fossils of the astronomical world. They formed at early times in the Universe and many have survived to the present day. New discoveries made with the Keck Observatory have uncovered a host of previously unknown star clusters - some more massive than small galaxies. Join us for an engaging presentation by Professor Duncan Forbes from Swinburne University, Australia, as he shares his current research and asks us all to consider, “What is a galaxy?”

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MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT-Y and UCSD. Sun set 06:38:00pm rise 06:29:00am
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and NIRC2-NGS. Our observers from KECK/UCSC and CIT are also ready. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:31:00am
Keck 1 MOSFIRE is scheduled with CIT observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for UH observers. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:32:00am
We are setting up MOSFIRE on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 06:37:00pm rise 06:32:00am