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Keck Observatory director Armandroff to step down

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of the W. M. Keck Observatory has announced Taft Armandroff, executive director of the world’s premier ground-based astronomical observatory, will step down June 1 to become a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and director of its McDonald Observatory. Armandroff joined Keck Observatory in June 2006. During […]

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Senate commemorates 20th anniversary of Keck Observatory

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Senate has recognized and commemorated the 20th anniversary of the W.M. Keck Observatory, located at the summit of Mauna Kea, during its Session. The telescopes, known as Keck I and Keck II, are located in the twin domes of the W.M. Keck Observatory and have been involved in the 20 […]

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Keck completes $4 million adaptive optics fund

Wizinowich: ‘Ever since Galileo, astronomers have been building bigger telescopes to collect more light to observe more distant objects’

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'Einstein is in every iPhone, because the GPS system would not work without his theory'

UCLA astronomers at Keck discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory

‘Einstein is in every iPhone, because the GPS system would not work without his theory’

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'Every test we have made has come out perfectly in line with Einstein’s original cosmological constant in 1917'

Keck plays role in physics Nobel Prize

‘Every test we have made has come out perfectly in line with Einstein’s original cosmological constant in 1917’

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Keck: Uncovering secrets of the great supernova

Keck: Uncovering secrets of the great supernova

MEDIA RELEASE A once-in-a-lifetime nearby stellar explosion now unfolding in a neighboring galaxy has astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory scrambling to ask questions that can’t be answered at any other ground-based telescope in the world. The first big question: What causes this pivotally important type of stellar cataclysm? Observing this spectacular supernova, dubbed […]

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NSF awards $1.72M to improve Keck adaptive optics system

NSF awards $1.72M to improve Keck adaptive optics system

MEDIA RELEASE The W. M. Keck Observatory has received a $1.72 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design the first near-infrared tip-tilt sensor used to correct for the turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere. The improvements will increase the sensitivity and resolution of the Keck I telescope, which already allows astronomers to resolve in […]

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