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Exoplanet Content in the Keck Observatory Archive

Following on from last week’s post about the Second Kepler Science Conference, the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) is a growing resource for exoplanet science. The poster shown at the end of this post was presented at the Kepler Conference describes … Continue reading

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The Keck Observatory Archive: A Model for a TMT Archive?

One of the topics discussed at the TMT Science Forum was the need for a searchable archive that would allow PIs to access their data and, when data were public, would provide data access for a broader scientific community. The … Continue reading

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The Keck Observatory Celebrates 20 Years Of Operation

The W. M. Keck Observatory went into operation twenty years ago, and at the time its twin 10m-telescopes made it the largest observatory in the world. It has been a phenomenally successful observatory, and has made important discoveries in many … Continue reading

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The “Telescopes from Afar Conference” on Remotely Operated and Robotic Telescopes

My colleague Rob Seaman told me about this conference in Hawaii. The past few years have seen enormous advances in robotic telescopes, and this conference was dedicated to describing these telescopes and the many science projects they are attacking; see … Continue reading

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Flying across Galaxy Clusters with Google Earth: Deep Color Images from SDSS

Color images of distant, faint galaxies interesting to astronomers because the color enables them to estimate the redshift, a key astrophysical parameter in understanding how galaxies are organized in the Universe.  Recently, Jiangang Hao and Jim Annis of Fermilab co-added … Continue reading

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