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Keck Week Video #1: A History of Keck Observatory Ed Stone

Former and longtime Chairman Ed Stone does a great walk-through starting with the early concept, through construction, to the first science from the Keck Observatory.... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #2: Keck’s Adaptive Optics Systems: Past, Present and Future Dr. Claire Max, Dr. Bruce Macintosh, & Peter Wizinowich

Drs. Claire Max from UCSC, Bruce Macintosh from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and our very own Peter Wizinowich giving a great overview of the past, present and future... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #3:  Massive and Crowded: Keck and the Center of Our Galaxy Dr. Andrea Ghez

UCLA's Dr. Andrea Ghez talks about her award winning work on the black hole in the center of our galaxy and the importance of Keck Observatory's adaptive optic... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #4: MOSFIRE: Early Results and Prospects Dr. Charles Steidel

With first light in April, 2012, MOSFIRE is the latest, extremely powerful instrument in the Keck Observatory arsenal, allowing scientists to gather data on chemical... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #5: Meet the Cool Neighbors: Brown Dwarfs as Seen by Keck Dr. Michael Liu

Recorded at the Keck Week Science Meeting, this video features the University of Hawaii's Michael Liu delving into Brown Dwarfs, the sub-stellar objects that straddle... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #6: Discovering New Worlds with Keck Dr. Geoff Marcy

Discovering New Worlds with Keck, is given by UC Berkeley’s Geoff Marcy, one of the Observatory’s original Planet Hunters. In 2006, Dr. Marcy and his collaborators... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #7: Keck Observatory Explores our Solar System Dr. Mike Mumma

Dr. Mike Mumma from NASA gives a fascinating talk exploring the biggest questions in science including, "Why are we here?", and "Why is Earth wet and alive?". This... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #8: Keck and the Outer Solar System Dr. Mike Brown

This video is given by one of the most well-known solar system astronomers in our community, Dr. Mike Brown from Caltech. This talk, featured at the Keck Week Science... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #9: Nobel Worthy: The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe Dr. Alex Filippenko

Astronomer Alex Filippenko has been recognized nationally as a science educator. The recipient of the top teaching awards at UC Berkeley, he has been voted by students... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #10: The Milky Way’s Entourage Dr. Marla Geha

This talk presents a new class of dark matter dominated small galaxies found in the neighborhood of our Milky Way Galaxy. Unlike the low luminosity of the objects she... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #11: Mergers and Acquisitions by the Andromeda Galaxy as Documented by Keck Raja Guhathakurta

Raja Guhathakurta, of the University of California at Santa Cruz, has a deep passion for advancing astronomy research and education.  A professor in one of America’s... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #12: Surveying the Population of Galaxies with Keck Dr. Sandra Faber

UC Santa Cruz's Sandra Faber uses the mighty Keck telescopes to travel back to within 400 million years of the Big Bang in her work surveying the galactic population of... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #13: Between the Galaxies: The Intergalactic Medium Dr. Xavier Prochaska

Xavier Prochaska, from UC Santa Cruz, explains how his team employs the "science of silhouette" to discover and characterize the intergalactic medium and the large-scale... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #14: Keck Observatory and NASA’s Space Missions Reveal the Secrets of the Cosmos Dr. Charles Beichman

The partnership between NASA and Keck Observatory has done much to expand our understanding of the Universe. NASA's Dr. Charles Beichman describes what Keck... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #15: Hunting for Protoplanets with Keck Observatory Dr. Geoff Blake

Caltech's Dr. Geoff Blake discusses how his team uses Keck Observatory's superior resolution to detect: planets in other solar systems; stars with disks that could... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #16: Cosmic Explosions: Gamma Ray Bursts and Other Transient Events from Keck Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni

Gamma ray bursts are the brightest electromagnetic events known in the Universe. They emit a narrow beam of intense radiation during a supernova when a massive star... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #18: Census of Discovery and the Future of Keck Observatory Dr. Taft Armandroff

March 16, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the very first science observations made by the Keck I telescope on Mauna Kea. That event also represented the beginning of... Read more »

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The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCSC and NASA are also ready. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:41:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCSC observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:40:00am
Planets, planets, everywhere: UH Astronomer, Keck Observatory Confirm First Kepler K2 Exoplanet Discovery bit.ly/1sE1Pil
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for CIT observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCSC observers. Sun set 05:57:00pm rise 06:40:00am
'Perfect Storm' Quenching Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole - NRAO: Revealing the Hidden Universe bit.ly/1Aqg4fd