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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What would you do on a trip to Hawaii? [Watch at 10:56 for the best answer in the Universe] The Big Bang Theory
#BigBangTheory @keckobservatory! .@BigBang_CBS, Amy and gang, you can visit Keck Observatory anytime you want!
Interesting questions... University of Southampton
Tonight observers from Yale and KECK will use MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:22:00pm rise 06:48:00am
Excellent find! Great job! Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s : NewsCenter