Keck Week Video #16: Cosmic Explosions: Gamma Ray Bursts and Other Transient Events from Keck – Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni

Gamma ray bursts are the brightest electromagnetic events known in the Universe. They emit a narrow beam of intense radiation during a supernova when a massive star collapses into a neutron star or a black hole.

Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni from the California Institute of Technology gives an illuminating presentation on how spectroscopy from Keck Observatory gives insight into the most powerful forces in the Universe.

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The sky is ready for OSIRIS-LGS and NIRC2-NGS. Our observers from UCSB/UCLA and UCLA are also ready. Sun set 06:46:00pm rise 05:57:00am
Keck 1 OSIRIS-LGS is scheduled with UH observers. Keck 2 NIRSPEC is scheduled for UCSD/UCD observers. Sun set 06:47:00pm rise 05:57:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for NASA/KECK observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCD observers. Sun set 06:48:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Happy Sunday! One of the clever scientists posted this as the description for their observing run here at Keck. pic.twitter.com/3iSlETZTFr