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  • W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System December 15, 2017
    Maunakea, Hawaii – One of the most scientifically productive adaptive optics (AO) systems on Earth is getting a major upgrade, one that will further advance high-impact research on the hunt for
  • The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper December 14, 2017
    Completing the World’s Most Capable Spectroscopic ImagerThe design for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) includes two separate channels to detect light in the blue (350 to 560 nm) and the red (530
  • Keck Visiting Scholars Program December 14, 2017
    The Keck Visiting Scholars Program aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists by providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and
  • A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions December 4, 2017
    Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no
  • Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery November 27, 2017
    Maunakea, Hawaii - Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large?