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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MOSFIRE and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT and NASA. Sun set 06:33:00pm rise 06:00:00am
Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and NIRSPEC on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from CIT and NASA. Sun set 06:33:00pm rise 06:00:00am