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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Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and Swinburne, using LRISP-ADC and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Tonight observers from NASA and CIT will use LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage on 10/19/14 1.usa.gov/12swEQi pic.twitter.com/JRocfaMkoe
LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.