Keck’s Eyes on our Solar System – Dr. David Jewitt

(February 15, 2011)  Our perception of the solar system continues to evolve in dramatic ways and Keck Observatory plays a leading role in building our understanding of its origin, evolution and structure.  A pioneering planetary scientist who counts among his discoveries the Kuiper belt beyond Neptune, Professor Jewitt’s talk will offer us the latest clues of how planets form and evolve, and, among other things, the origin of the oceans and the ubiquity of life. With all we know in this golden age of exploration, our astronomical back yard remains largely mysterious and completely astonishing to those who study it.

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The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from UCB and NASA are also ready. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Low energy X-ray debate settled. Cool movie, too. 1.usa.gov/1o7kwXF
Keck 1 HIRESR is scheduled with NASA observers. Keck 2 NIRC2-LGS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for NASA observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 07:12:00pm rise 05:45:00am
NASA observers will work with HIRESR tonight. And UH observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 07:12:00pm rise 05:45:00am