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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Tonight observers from Yale and KECK will use MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:22:00pm rise 06:48:00am
Excellent find! Great job! Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s : NewsCenter bit.ly/1zVwcbP
MOSFIRE and NIRSPEC are the instruments tonight. Observers are from Subaru and CIT-Y. Sun set 06:21:00pm rise 06:48:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from ANU and UCSC are also ready. Sun set 06:20:00pm rise 06:48:00am
@AsteroidEnergy See! You could barely name enough for two hands! ;)