KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008: WELCOME TO THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY

KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008: WELCOME TO THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY

Credit: Sarah Anderson

Waimea Parks and Recreation Summer Fun youth view the sun through a solar telescope.

(September 4th, 2008) W. M. Keck Observatorys 2008 Open House will feature “hands-on activities” and displays presenting the science, technology and excitement of astronomy.

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We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS on Keck 2 for NASA observers. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:48:00am
UCB observers will work with HIRESR tonight. And NASA/UCSD observers will work with NIRSPEC/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 07:09:00pm rise 05:47:00am
Congratulations Andrea Ghez @UCLA and #GalacticCenter team! Love, W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1DWqDI0
SCIENCE NEWS: Astronomers @keckobservatory & @NASA_Hubble use microlensing to find Uranus-sizd #exoplanet bit.ly/1DcPixb
Our guests tonight are observers from NASA and CIT-Y, using HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am