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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Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am
On tap for Keck 1 tonight: observations of stars exploding, falling into black holes, and undergoing other violent fates!
This is the life: Keck telescope, spectrograph that\'s a marvel of engineering, and 0.5\" seeing (Evan Kirby on behalf of @keckobservatory)
On Keck 1, we have CIT observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am