The Accelerating Universe – Brian Schmidt

Nobel Laureate astronomer Brian Schmidt presents the story of the discovery of dark energy to an audience of enthusiastic Keck Observatory donors at the Fairmont Orchid, Big Island of Hawai’i, on March 20, 2012.

The W. M. Keck Observatory operates two 10-meter optical/infrared telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The twin telescopes feature a suite of advanced instruments including imagers, multi-object spectrographs, high-resolution spectrographs, integral-field spectroscopy and a world-leading laser guide star adaptive optics system which cancels out much of the interference caused by Earth’s turbulent atmosphere. The Observatory is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and a scientific partnership of the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and NASA.



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CIT observers will work with LRIS-ADC tonight. And UC-lbnl/CIT observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:11:00pm rise 06:06:00am
Observers from NASA will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UC-lbnl/CIT observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:12:00pm rise 06:06:00am
UCB observers will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, and UC-lbnl/UCSC observers will use DEIMOS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:13:00pm rise 06:05:00am
Our guests tonight are observers from UCLA and CIT, using OSIRIS-LGS and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:14:00pm rise 06:05:00am