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The Sciences

A typical day at Keck

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitFebruary 16, 2012 12:03 AM

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It's been a while since I've spent a whole day at an observatory, slaving away to catch a few photons from some distant object. Maybe if it had been as awesomely cool as depicted in this video of the Keck observatory by Andrew Cooper (and dedicated to the summit day crew), I'd still be doing research instead of writing about it!

[embed width="610"]http://vimeo.com/36442707[/embed]

kecklasers.jpg

How fun! All the action is documented on the Vimeo page for the video

so you can figure out what you're seeing. I love the lasers -- Keck, Defender of Planet Earth! Also, I love the music. Very Rube Goldbergy/Pee Wee Hermanesque.

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