2013

Cosmic Matters

Keck Observatory Redirects Photons to Save

By Andrew Cooper If you have been through Waimea lately, you've probably noticed a great deal of work taking place on the roofs of the W. M. Keck Observatory headquarters buildings, with installers... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: The Search for Other Earths Dr. Andrew Howard

Andrew Howard, astronomer from the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, gave an illuminating talk about the hunt for exoplanets and the quest for another... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

All About ISON

By Andrew Cooper Professional and amateur astronomers alike are getting ready for comet C/2012 S1 ISON, possibly the highlight of a year that has already seen several good comets. Comet ISON was... Read more »

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One in Five Stars Has Earth-sized Planet in Habitable Zone

Waimea, Hawaii – Scientists from University of California, Berkeley, and University of Hawaii, Manoa, have statistically determined that twenty percent of Sun-like stars in our galaxy have... Read more »

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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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First Earth-Sized, Rocky Exoplanet Found

Kamuela, Hawaii  –  A team of astronomers has found the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. This exoplanet, known as Kepler-78b,... Read more »

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Observing Run: Comet ISON Dr. Carey Lisse

Join in on rebroadcast from October 26, 2013 of a rare look into science in the making at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the largest and most scientifically... Read more »

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Astronomers Discover Most Distant Known Galaxy

Kamuela, Hawaii — University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant galaxy ever found, using the W. M.... Read more »

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Caltech Scientists Detects First Progenitor of Type 1b Supernova

Kamuela, Hawaii — Powerful new survey telescopes led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are being combined with the W. M. Keck Observatory to provide insight into rare, exotic... 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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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
On tap for Keck 1 tonight: observations of stars exploding, falling into black holes, and undergoing other violent fates!

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