Keck Week Video #6: Discovering New Worlds with Keck – Dr. Geoff Marcy

Discovering New Worlds with Keck, is given by UC Berkeley’s Geoff Marcy, one of the Observatory’s original Planet Hunters. In 2006, Dr. Marcy and his collaborators were lauded as pioneers in discovering more than 100 planets orbiting nearby stars. Today the total number of exoplanet discoveries exceeds 1,000 and is growing steadily.

The field of exoplanet research continues to dominate as one of the most exciting areas of astronomy.
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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
Griffith Observatory TV on Livestream. bit.ly/1tJbDNx