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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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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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Observers from NASA will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, KECK observers will use NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:52:00pm rise 05:50:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCSC observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have UCSB/UCLA observers using NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and UCSB/UCLA observers will use NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:51:00am
BOOM! First Potentially Habitable Earth-Size Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini. bit.ly/1pdXHZ9 pic.twitter.com/Yb1oA2MetB

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