Keck Week Video #10: The Milky Way’s Entourage – Dr. Marla Geha

This talk presents a new class of dark matter dominated small galaxies found in the neighborhood of our Milky Way Galaxy. Unlike the low luminosity of the objects she studies, Dr. Marla Geha from Yale University shines brightly in this talk describing research in action at the W. M. Keck Observatory.  
 
Revealed by the potent combination of two powerful astronomy tools, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Keck II telescope’s DEIMOS instrument, these faint, ghost-like galaxies are amazing laboratories for simultaneously advancing science and raising new questions about the cosmos.

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UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSB/UCLA observers will use NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
BOOM! First Potentially Habitable Earth-Size Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini. bit.ly/1pdXHZ9 pic.twitter.com/Yb1oA2MetB
Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and KECK, using MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS/PCS* respectively. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:52:00am
Check out this live discussion on the Big Bang bit.ly/1j24EVM