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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Tonight's schedule is HIRESR on Keck 1 and ESI on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from NASA and ANU. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Here is the source of the great 360 image we posted earlier this week. Check out the panorama! bit.ly/1vtET7M
While our AO lasers excite a layer of sodium ions 60 miles above Earth, some lasers can hit the moon: bit.ly/XFVKsX
The sky is ready for HIRESR and ESI. Our observers from UCB and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Go Subaru! A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars bit.ly/1werIM2