Evenings with Astronomers: The Intergalactic Medium and New Opportunities for Science – Dr. Chris Martin

Dr. Chris Martin of Caltech explains the ongoing mission to directly observe the vast filaments of gas that connect clusters of galaxies, feed galaxies and create a vast web of matter that connects all matter in the universe. This lecture was delivered on April 10, 2012, at the Fairmont Orchid on the Island of Hawaii to an enthusiastic audience of Keck Observatory supporters.

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Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am
On tap for Keck 1 tonight: observations of stars exploding, falling into black holes, and undergoing other violent fates!
This is the life: Keck telescope, spectrograph that\'s a marvel of engineering, and 0.5\" seeing (Evan Kirby on behalf of @keckobservatory)
On Keck 1, we have CIT observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am