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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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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 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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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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Keck 1 OSIRIS-LGS is scheduled with UH observers. Keck 2 NIRSPEC is scheduled for UCSD/UCD observers. Sun set 06:47:00pm rise 05:57:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for NASA/KECK observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCD observers. Sun set 06:48:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Happy Sunday! One of the clever scientists posted this as the description for their observing run here at Keck. pic.twitter.com/3iSlETZTFr
CIT observers will work with LRIS-ADC tonight. And UCI observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:49:00pm rise 05:56:00am
Observers from CIT will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:56:00am

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