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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NASA observers will work with LRISP-ADC tonight. And CIT observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 07:04:00pm rise 05:33:00am
Observers from KECK will use LRISP-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, CIT observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 07:03:00pm rise 05:33:00am
Great story on the front page of the Star Advertiser this Sunday. #AstronomyMatters bit.ly/1QY1ww9
Peter Apo: The Last Telescope - Civil Beat bit.ly/1Gd2Tnv