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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On Keck 1, we have UCSC observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCSB/UCLA observers using NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
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