Keck Week Video #4: MOSFIRE: Early Results and Prospects – Dr. Charles Steidel

With first light in April, 2012, MOSFIRE is the latest, extremely powerful instrument in the Keck Observatory arsenal, allowing scientists to gather data on chemical makeup, distance and velocity (to name a few) on up to 46 cosmic objects at once. Dr. Charles Steidel from Caltech talks about MOSFIRE's early impact on science as recorded during the Keck Week Science Meeting.(Please be patient while video loads.)

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