The Astronomical Frontier: New Opportunities for Discovery – Dr. Taft Armandroff

(February 27, 2007) Dr. Taft Armandroff of the W. M. Keck Observatory kicks off the second annual “Evenings with Astronomers” lecture series. In this talk, Dr. Armandroff charts the significant technological milestones in astronomical research and describes how new technology is being applied to answer profound questions about the cosmos.

Science Standards: Scientific Inquiry; Technological Impacts; Relating the Nature of Technology to Science.

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We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for NASA/KECK observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCD observers. Sun set 06:48:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Happy Sunday! One of the clever scientists posted this as the description for their observing run here at Keck. pic.twitter.com/3iSlETZTFr
CIT observers will work with LRIS-ADC tonight. And UCI observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:49:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am
On tap for Keck 1 tonight: observations of stars exploding, falling into black holes, and undergoing other violent fates!