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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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Keck Week Video #17: The Early Universe As Seen By Keck Dr. Richard Ellis

Captured at Keck Week this past March, this presentation by Caltech’s Dr. Richard Ellis describes how he and other scientists employ Keck’s powerful instruments to... 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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Tonight's schedule is HIRESR on Keck 1 and ESI on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from NASA and ANU. Sun set 06:55:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Here is the source of the great 360 image we posted earlier this week. Check out the panorama! bit.ly/1vtET7M
While our AO lasers excite a layer of sodium ions 60 miles above Earth, some lasers can hit the moon: bit.ly/XFVKsX
The sky is ready for HIRESR and ESI. Our observers from UCB and UH are also ready. Sun set 06:56:00pm rise 05:54:00am
Go Subaru! A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars bit.ly/1werIM2

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