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 UCB and NASA, using OSIRIS-NGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:14:00pm rise 05:43:00am
Tonight observers from KECK and NASA will use OSIRIS-LGS and NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 07:14:00pm rise 05:43:00am
"The sun rests on the brains", or "kau ka la i ka lolo" happens this week in Hawaii. Check out Lahaina Noon times: bit.ly/1qlA55L
OSIRIS-LGS and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA/UCSC and NASA. Sun set 07:14:00pm rise 05:42:00am
Comet ISON's dramatic final hours bit.ly/1oS0O3p