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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UCLA observers will work with MOSFIRE tonight. And UCI/UCB observers will work with NIRC2-LGS/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:12:00am
Observers from UCR will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:12:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCR observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have Swinburne observers using ESI. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:11:00am
CIT observers will use LRISP-ADC on Keck 1, and UCSC observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:01:00pm rise 06:11:00am
Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and Swinburne, using LRISP-ADC and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am