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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LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSC. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.
Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and NASA. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
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