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Video: Venus Transit Webcast
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Video: Venus Transit Webcast

On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus crossed the face of the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. Keck Observatory and the West Hawaii Astronomy Club teamed up to live webcast the entire event... Read more »

Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn
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Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn

A team of astronomers has used the Subaru Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory to discover the most distant galaxy yet, at 12.91 billion light-years from the Earth. This new galaxy, dubbed... Read more »

Live Webcast: Transits from Earth, Jupiter & Saturn, Past, Present & Future
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Live Webcast: Transits from Earth, Jupiter & Saturn, Past, Present & Future

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Keck Observatory is hosting a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College entitled ?Transits of Venus from Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, Past... Read more »

Video: How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe
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Video: How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory hosted a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. Below is the recording of that talk, which was... Read more »

Live Webcast: How Stars Destroyed Most of the Atoms in the Universe
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Live Webcast: How Stars Destroyed Most of the Atoms in the Universe

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory is hosting a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. The first galaxies had an extraordinary... Read more »

‘Ridiculously’ Dim Bevy of Stars Found Beyond Milky Way
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‘Ridiculously’ Dim Bevy of Stars Found Beyond Milky Way

Kamuela, HI ? A team of American, Canadian and Chilean astronomers have stumbled onto a remarkably faint cluster of stars orbiting the Milky Way that puts out as much light as only 120 modest... Read more »

Video: Imaging the Cosmic Web
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Video: Imaging the Cosmic Web

Dr. Chris Martin of Caltech explains the ongoing mission to directly observe the vast filaments of gas that connect clusters of galaxies, feed galaxies and create a vast web of matter that connects... Read more »

Video: The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It
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Video: The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It

The advent and spread of electrical lighting has made it ever harder to find the dark skies valued by professional and amateur astronomers, not to mention lovers of starry skies in general. Dr.... Read more »

First Light of Powerful New MOSFIRE Instrument
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First Light of Powerful New MOSFIRE Instrument

Kamuela, HI ? Engineers and astronomers are celebrating the much anticipated first light of the MOSFIRE instrument, now installed on the Keck I telescope at W. M. Keck Observatory. MOSFIRE... Read more »

Recycling galaxies caught in the act
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Recycling galaxies caught in the act

Kamuela, HI—When astronomers add up all the gas and dust contained in ordinary galaxies like our own Milky Way, they stumble on a puzzle: There is not nearly enough matter for stars to be born at... Read more »