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Astronomy Talk: The Wonder of Comet ISON, A Relic From the Beginning of the Solar System Dr. Carey Lisse

Dr. Carey Lisse, head of NASA’s Comet ISON Observation Campaign, will present a timely talk on how and when comets were formed, and where they come from. Also a Senior... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: He Lani Ko Luna—A Sky Above Chad Kalepa Baybayan

Chad Kālepa Baybayan is captain and navigator of the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hōkūle’a, Hawai’iloa, and Hōkūalaka’i. Baybayan will give a fascinating... Read more »

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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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SCIENCE NEWS: Astronomers @keckobservatory & @NASA_Hubble use microlensing to find Uranus-sizd #exoplanet bit.ly/1DcPixb
Our guests tonight are observers from NASA and CIT-Y, using HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
Tonight observers from UCB/NASA/UCB and CIT-Y will use OSIRIS-NGS/OSIRIS-LGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 07:11:00pm rise 05:46:00am
SCIENCE NEWS!: Fossil Star Clusters Revela Their Age W. M. Keck Observatory bit.ly/1ftjdG4
Very stable atmosphere tonight. Observers @meg_bedell @intiwatay are enjoying a seeing of 0.35 arcsec, much better than typical conditions

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