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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MOSFIRE and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from UCLA and UCSB. Sun set 06:45:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and UCSB. Sun set 06:45:00pm rise 06:10:00am
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCLA and UCLA are also ready. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:11:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCR observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for UCSC observers. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:12:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for UCR observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCSC observers. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:12:00am