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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Sun sets on Hoku Kea; UH-Hilo will decommission beleaguered telescope | Hawaii Tribune-Herald bit.ly/1flsEbe
Interesting read on a complicated issue: Astronomers grapple with the controversy raging over a Hawaiian observatory bit.ly/1KQdWED
On Keck 1, we have ANU observers using HIRESR. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using NIRSPAO-NGS. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:37:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from CIT and UH/KECK are also ready. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:35:00am
We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:34:00am