Keck Week Video #14: Keck Observatory and NASA’s Space Missions Reveal the Secrets of the Cosmos – Dr. Charles Beichman

The partnership between NASA and Keck Observatory has done much to expand our understanding of the Universe. NASA's Dr. Charles Beichman describes what Keck Observatory's contributions have meant to NASA programs and why NASA continues to value its partnership in Keck Observatory even in difficult budgetary periods.

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Tonight observers from NASA and CIT will use LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am
Comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage on 10/19/14 1.usa.gov/12swEQi pic.twitter.com/JRocfaMkoe
LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.