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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Tonight's schedule is HIRESR on Keck 1 and ESI on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from NASA and ANU. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Here is the source of the great 360 image we posted earlier this week. Check out the panorama! bit.ly/1vtET7M
While our AO lasers excite a layer of sodium ions 60 miles above Earth, some lasers can hit the moon: bit.ly/XFVKsX
The sky is ready for HIRESR and ESI. Our observers from UCB and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Go Subaru! A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars bit.ly/1werIM2