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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The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from UCSC and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:18:00pm rise 06:04:00am
Keck 1 HIRESR is scheduled with NASA observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for UH observers. Sun set 06:19:00pm rise 06:03:00am
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