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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Interesting questions... University of Southampton bit.ly/1wFcVnW
Tonight observers from Yale and KECK will use MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:22:00pm rise 06:48:00am
Excellent find! Great job! Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s : NewsCenter bit.ly/1zVwcbP
MOSFIRE and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from Subaru and CIT-Y. Sun set 06:21:00pm rise 06:48:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from ANU and UCSC are also ready. Sun set 06:20:00pm rise 06:48:00am