Keck Observatory’s Adaptive Optics featured on NPR

Jun. 24, 2013 by Joe Palca — For Sharpest Views, Scope The Sky With Quick-Change Mirrors

"It used to be that if astronomers wanted to get rid of the blurring effects of the atmosphere, they had to put their telescopes in space. But a technology called adaptive optics has changed all that..." 

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LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCSC and CIT. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:42:00am
Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCSC and CIT. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:41:00am
The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCSC and NASA are also ready. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:41:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCSC observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:40:00am