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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 #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 #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 #1: A History of Keck Observatory

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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Astronomy Talk: MOSFIRE—a Powerful New Astronomy Tool at the W. M. Keck Observatory Dr. Ian McLean

On April 4, 2012 a new instrument obtained “first light” on the Keck I Telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. Known as MOSFIRE, for Multi-Object... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe Dr. Günter Hasinger

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Günter Hasinger, Astronomer and Director of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. His... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UCLA. His talk, 'Violent Events in Rocky... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments Dr. Jessica Lu

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Jessica Lu,  NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Astronomy, University... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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Venus Transits Past, Present & Future Jay Pasachoff (Williams College)

What’s the science behind the recent Venus Transit? In this talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College presents brand new images and movies from the recent transit... Read more »

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The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and ESI. Our observers from CIT-Y and ANU are also ready. Sun set 06:53:00pm rise 05:47:00am
Solved: mysteries of a nearby planetary system bit.ly/1jG0bs8
Keck 1 MOSFIRE is scheduled with UH observers. Keck 2 ESI is scheduled for UCSD observers. Sun set 06:53:00pm rise 05:48:00am
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy | Research | A Dance of Black Holes bit.ly/1mAH4VO
@CrewChief75 There's two problems: No eye piece (and often no camera hooked up); and the data belongs to the astronomer for 18 months.

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