Making it Big in Astronomy – Dr. Jerry Nelson

(December 19, 2007) In 1977 Jerry Nelson was physicist at UC’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and he was asked to join a group to vision the future of US astronomy. For Nelson it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to design a major apparatus with “cosmic implications.” His work translated into the revolutionary twin 10-meter Keck telescopes. Decades later, Nelson’s gift for devising solutions to large technical challenges continues to make its mark in astronomical innovation.
Science Standards: How Information is Collected and Analyzed; How a Telescope Works

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Observers from NASA will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, KECK observers will use NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:52:00pm rise 05:50:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCSC observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCSB/UCLA observers using NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSB/UCLA observers will use NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
BOOM! First Potentially Habitable Earth-Size Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini. bit.ly/1pdXHZ9 pic.twitter.com/Yb1oA2MetB