Evenings with Astronomers: The Accelerating Universe – Dr. Robert Kirshner

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Astronomer, author and educator Robert Kirshner is The Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University and currently a Guggenheim Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Science at UC Santa Barbara. Join us for an evening with one of our country's most distinguished contributors to modern cosmology for his talk describing the discovery of the accelerating expansion rate of the universe.

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Observers from UC-lbnl/UCD will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCD observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:54:00pm rise 05:45:00am
On Keck 1, we have UH observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCD observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:54:00pm rise 05:46:00am
UH observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSC/UCLA observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:53:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Keck 1 target of opportunity! Detected the afterglow of a rare short-duration gamma ray burst. Extragalactic explosion, caught in the act.
Does this monster have exotic populations of stars at its center? We'll investigate with LRIS tonight. (3/3)