International Year of Astronomy –

The year 2009 marked the International Year of Astronomy, or IYA 2009, celebrating astronomy around the world and commemorating 400 years of the telescope.  To showcase the occasion, W. M. Keck Observatory and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i presented the Maunakea Directors Lectures Series, a distinctive collection of talks given by the individuals who lead the world-class astronomical facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea.

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SCIENCE NEWS! Scientists at Keck Measure Farthest Galaxy Ever! bit.ly/1zxsZA2 pic.twitter.com/wvbTTwSh66
Tonight observers from UH/KECK and UCB/KECK will use OSIRIS-LGS and NIRC2-NGS/NIRC2-LGS/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 06:57:00pm rise 05:40:00am
.@ACKstronomy Great shot, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your new book on Maunakea! twitter.com/ACKstronomy/st…
HIRESR and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:41:00am
Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and NIRSPEC on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and CIT. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:42:00am