Recycling and Synthesis in the Cosmos – Dr. Mike Bolte

(February 10, 2008) Dr. Mike Bolte from the University of California Observatories discusses the enormous advances being made in the study of stellar evolution and the genesis of elements from the simple to the complex. Bolte and his collaborators make observations of the oldest stars and star clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy to better understand the first epoch of star formation. Catch a glimpse of the complex methodology and modeling required to measure the chemistry of the cosmos using the Keck telescopes.

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The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Our observers from CIT and NASA are also ready. Sun set 06:05:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with CIT observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for Yale observers. Sun set 06:06:00pm rise 06:08:00am
We are setting up HIRESB on Keck 1 for Swinburne observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCR observers. Sun set 06:06:00pm rise 06:08:00am
UCLA observers will work with HIRESB tonight. And UCR/UCB observers will work with NIRC2-LGS/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 06:07:00pm rise 06:08:00am
#AlohaFriday ! Moon halo at 14,000'. Credit: Andrew Hara pic.twitter.com/bch1g2fedV